DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/25/2007    Duedate: 09/21/2007

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-282

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ULTHAR THYDRIM
THE STORMGUARDS (78)
(31-5557) [17-10-2,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ULTHAR THYDRIM                 CHOLERA
THE STORMGUARDS (78)           PESTILENCE (612)
(31-5557) [17-10-2,123]        (31-5984) [7-2-0,62]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNORTY MCSNORT                 ULTHAR UTHERYDES
ALL NIGHT LONG (570)           THE STORMGUARDS (78)
(31-5555) [10-11-0,120]        (31-5682) [12-5-0,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE FORCES (422)         64
2. STORMWATCH (440)            38      FAMINE (610)
3. NUMBERS GAME (403)          37      Unchartered Team
4. THE STORMGUARDS (78)        29
5. OVERLORDS (509)             26      CHAOS (611)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*CHAOS (611)               23   6  2 79.3   1/ 5 THE STORMGUARDS (78)     10  5 1
 2/ 1*WAR (613)                 15   5  2 75.0   2/ 1*WAR (613)                10  5 1
 3- 4 RETRIBUTION (608)         11   4  2 73.3   3/ 2 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)   9  5 1
 4/ 3*PESTILENCE (612)          25  10  0 71.4   4- 6 DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)      7  3 0
 5/ 5 FAMINE (610)              18   9  1 66.7   5/ 9 DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)   6  2 1
 6/ 7 DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)   25  15  3 62.5   6/ 4*PESTILENCE (612)          6  3 0
 7- 8*SORROW (614)               3   2  0 60.0   7/12 NUMBERS GAME (403)        6  4 0
 8/ 9 SOL INVICTUS (469)       183 143 17 56.1   8/10 OVERLORDS (509)           6  4 0
 9/10 THE STORMGUARDS (78)     700 559 31 55.6   9/16 DARQUE FORCES (422)       6  9 1
10/11 NUMBERS GAME (403)       299 246 20 54.9  10/ 7 SHERMANS STABLE (578)     6  9 1
11/12 DARQUE FORCES (422)      237 205 13 53.6  11/11 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)   6  9 0
12/13 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)  266 244 14 52.2  12/17 AVENGERS (146)            5  3 0
13/14 SHERMANS STABLE (578)     78  73  2 51.7  13/26 STORMWATCH (440)          5  5 1
14/15 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)     245 234 17 51.1  14/13 SOL INVICTUS (469)        5  9 0
15/16 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)  419 401 32 51.1  15/14 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        5 10 0
16-17 CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)  66  65  3 50.4  16/ 8*CHAOS (611)               4  2 0
17-18 PLATOON (513)             93  92  7 50.3  17-18 THE ANIMALS (574)         4  6 0
18/19 OVERLORDS (509)          438 435 28 50.2  18- 3*RAVAGING HORDE (601)      4  6 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 AVENGERS (146)           186 185 16 50.1  19/15 ALL NIGHT LONG (570)      4 11 0
20/21 STORMWATCH (440)         230 249 14 48.0  20/27 JUST DESSERTS (569)       3  7 0
21-22 DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)      24  27  0 47.1  21/20 FAMINE (610)              2  3 0
22/23 ALL NIGHT LONG (570)      53  70  5 43.1  22-24 RETRIBUTION (608)         1  1 0
23-24*RAVAGING HORDE (601)      16  22  1 42.1  23/23 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)      1  1 0
24/25 JUST DESSERTS (569)       41  60  2 40.6  24-19 CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)  1  1 0
25-26 THE ANIMALS (574)         45  70  4 39.1  25-21*SORROW (614)              1  1 0
26/ 0*JESSIE'S KIDS (406)        6  11  0 35.3  26/ 0*JESSIE'S KIDS (406)       1  4 0
27/27 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        99 188  2 34.5  27-25 PLATOON (513)             0  1 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 #25 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     The circle of ground marked out by the magic circle shuddered independently of
the rest of the landscape and began to twist back and forth.  Only a few inches
either way, but any of the defenders, all of them, standing on or straddling it fell.
High Lord Bosk braced one hand against a boulder, then snatched it away again as
though the chunk of ice-jacketed stone was burning hot.  It wasn't hot, but it was...
something that jolted along his nerves.  Some kind of magical effect, maybe.  A
boulder that was sitting right on the perimeter exploded in a fountain of steam and
gravel.
     "Back from the edge!" The Icelord shouted.  "The tension between Order and Chaos
is deadly there."
     The fighters moved back.  The largest of the enemy scouts leapt after them.
Bosk whirled and lunged at the monster, which was more or less gorilla-like in
general shape, except for being huge, hump-backed, tusked like a boar--  The disk of
ground inside the circle of protection jerked and rotated through a hundred and
eighty degrees, bellowing stony distress as it tore loose from the bedrock of this
place.
     Other people were shouting, but Bosk couldn't hear them over the roar of stone.
He rolled to his feet, keeping his attention on the big scout, ready to resume the
battle as soon as the ground should settle enough.  If any other monsters got across,
he knew that his companions would deal with them, or at least hold them long enough
for him to finish this one.

     The Icelord scanned the physical battlefield, glad enough to back on it for the
present.  His head was still spinning from his struggle with the vortex, but at least
he knew, he was sure, that whatever he had fought was in a worse condition.  Could a
being of pure magic be killed?  Possibly not, but if it could, he would do so and
gladly.  Later.  For now--  He beheaded something that looked like a bear with
tentacles which had grabbed a small woman he didn't recognize, flicked his sword
sideways to hamstring another, and grabbed the gladiator Tempus, who was knocked
toward the edge of their circle by another collapsing enemy.
     The circle was faltering, its integrity jeopardized by another exploding
boulder.  No, not enough to account for--  He glanced around and saw that Muirona had
been hit by a chunk of rock thrown out by the explosion.  The circle was critical to
holding together their little zone of rock, and he extended his own magical ability
to reinforce it.  This island on the border between worlds was coming apart, and they
needed their safe refuge.  Would need it very badly before this cataclysm ended and,
he hoped, the breach between worlds healed.

     The roar was getting worse, and the shaking of the ground.  It was as bad as the
mountain coming down on the city of Molly's people.  Bosk made sure that all his
friends and allies were safely in the middle of the circle, and all the monsters dead
or outside it.  What else could he do?  The ground under foot was jumping around like
the deck of a small ship in a storm; it was all he could do to stay upright.
Whatever might be happening to the rest of the monsters, to the strange place they
had been, was hidden by a veil of dust and energies that marked a dome over their
circle.  That probably meant things were worse out there.  He wouldn't be a bit
surprised if they were.
     He didn't like this world, and the sooner he and The Icelord solved its problems
and went home, at least to Chimlevtal if not to Polaris, the better.  No, that was
petulance.  Unworthy of him, and of this world.  It must have its good points.  He
just hadn't seen any of them since he'd been shanghaied right off the streets of
Chimlevtal by a monster.  He didn't like to think that more people might have been
snatched off the streets of Chimlevtal by monsters, and they might have been.  What
was to prevent it, with him and The Icelord out of the way like this?  Maybe they had
been lured away for this very reason!

     The Icelord held the circle steady, but he could feel links forming and
dissolving outside it, over and over again.  He would like to investigate that, but
he'd have to lower the circle to do so, and that could mean death for all here.  At
some point, a link would last long enough to allow their refuge to ground itself and
re-enter reality.  Soon would be good.  He could tell that not all the links which
came and went were the same ones, there was apparently a choice.  To be made by
chance, because he couldn't perceive any way to affect it, or any data with which to
make such a choice in the first place.
     The whirling and grinding went on for a long time.  Subjective, a long time,
what it might mean in the physical world was uncertain.  Perhaps different things,
depending on what physical world they finally ended up in.

     The end came in a storm, wind and waves howling over their little circle of
stone, which was now a tiny island in some large body of water.  Fresh water, The
Icelord noted.  It had been salt before, so this was a place far removed from where
they had begun.  Distant, and... familiar.  A depleted Arcanum, but one he knew well.
     He looked across at Bosk.  "We have returned to Chimlevtal," he said.
"Somewhere just off the coast."

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 575): ULTORINO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 574): BACARDI LIMON of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 568): AZAZEL of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 571): CHAUNCY of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 569): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 567): WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 283): SRAN3I of PHANTACITY (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 560): TESSA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 281): ULTHAR THYDRIM of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 556): P.Y.T. of NOTORIOUS (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 564): SOCIETY RED of JAILBIRDS (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 545): GARTH THE SEAMITE of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 508): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 253): SISTER MARY SARAH of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 240): GERRICK GRIMM of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 435): MEANER of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 414): TILLISE ULAM of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 401): STEELHORSE of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 189): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 371): VORGAN TEN TALH of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 367): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 356): MIRIAL ADAMANT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 461): TOM BOMBADIL of MAIAR (Mad Max, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 575): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 574): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 568): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 571): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 569): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 567): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 283): FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 560): ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 281): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 556): RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 564): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 545): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 508): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 253): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 240): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 435): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 414): BLADE & BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 401): none
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 189): PLAY BALL (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 371): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 367): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 356): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 461): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 574): CROWN ROYAL of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 559): GALLIENUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
              (turn 560): YOUR MAMA of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 280): POSEIDONIS of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 545): BALIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 507): DRACO EL TANNJN of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 252): MORWHEN of LOST SOULS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
                             OPAI of DARK PINNACLE (Buddy Lee, mgr.)
                 (turn 253): SISTER MARY SARAH of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             SISTER SLEDGE of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 414): TILLISE ULAM of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 355): ORGULLO DIFAMAR of THE LUNATIC FRINGE (Noachian, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I stand before you glorious Chimlevtal!  I make The Sign of The Hammer and of
The Axe in greetings.  It is an honor to hold the title in the greatest arena on
Ghea!  I salute Katana for a great title match!  Well fought, warrior!
     I was pleased that my challenge to Katana went through.  I wanted to battle a
worthy foe, not some bumbler from Desperate Noble's horde.  My stablemate, Ulthar
Stormhelm made a double blood-feud challenge to Circa 1968.  Of course, it did not go
through.  Instead Desperate's Slate G35 got a normal challenge through to Ulthar
Stormhelm and Circa 1968 got a random match-up with Eagle.  I don't know what kind of
scam Desperate is running but it stinks.  Not a surprise as he seems to be fairly
adept at ducking BFs.
     I wanted to congratulate Ulthar Redblade for killing Admiral Pie.  Nothing like
a little pay back, eh Bosk?  Sure is tough to graduate an AB, eh Desperate?
     I must get ready for this turn.  It should be an interesting one.  I challenge
Private Room and my second challenge is a BF to Circa 1968.
     OMNE JUS STATE IN ARMIS!

your Duelmaster,

Ulthar Thydrim of The Stormguards
The Council of Lords

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Like a chunk of francium heaved into a wet pond, STORMWATCH blew up the 
rankings to 13!  Say what you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but NUMBERS 
GAME will tell you 299-246-20 is nothing to laugh at...  Practice pays for ULTHAR ES, 
who pummelled LES NAYLE, to pocket 24 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of 
which, BILSKIRNIR was winsome, after beating ALESIA and seeing it lose 11 points.  
OMAR found out that CHIMLEVTAL isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be 
Duelmaster here!  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and 
challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     And how sociable are CHIMLEVTAL's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like the noble 
eagle soaring amongst the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of THE STORMBRINGERS, 
alone and unchallenged.  The warriors of THE STORMBRINGERS found their efforts at 
combat frustrated as SOL INVICTUS apparently had more important things to do than 
fight.  Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  
Whatever it is, CHALDEA is the most challenged warrior.  Them's the breaks, AZAES.  
Expecting fair challenges from WAR is evidently too much to ask.  Warriors of 
CHIMLEVTAL!  Do you wish your reputations tainted by the base challenge of SALAMIS?  
Do my ears deceive me?  AWESOME 80'S (outclassed by 27 points) challenged ULL 
BLOODSTORM, in what promises to be a fight.(!) It's not whether you win or lose, but 
how many points you get (2).  Right, AWESOME 80'S?  HLOTHYN found herself challenged 
by a warrior 19 below:  CANAAN.  CANAAN of DARQUE FORCES kept his wits as he beat 
HLOTHYN.  Mismatched by 15 points, CHOCO BOMB was killed by BONE GOLEM.  Is this 
really worth noting?  I thought BONE GOLEM showed great skill and promise when it put 
to death CHOCO BOMB.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Those who owe SPEEDY of DARQUE FORCES money and had written him off, take note:  he'S 
BACK FROM THE DARK ARENA!!!  AND he'S MAD!!!  Questions are being raised about the 
disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in CHIMLEVTAL would I 
avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  Do not 
despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTHAR THYDRIM 5557          17  10  2   123       THE STORMGUARDS (78)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNORTY MCSNORT 5555          10  11  0   120       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187         26  23  3   114       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 STEPHEN 5460                 23  11  0   114       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
-PRIVATE ROOM 3620            17  11  0   114       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 KATANA 5420                  19  11  1   112       AVENGERS (146)
-COMMANDER SPUD 5149          12   8  1   112       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 SLATE G35 5637               16   5  2   106       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 ULTHAR UTHERYDES 5682        12   5  0   103       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 GERI 5473                    19  13  0   102       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-EXECUTIONER 5951              7   3  2   101       RETRIBUTION (608)
 NORGEN PELH 5042             17  36  0    99       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 VALKYRIE 5351                21  22  0    91       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTHAR THUUNE 5411           23  14  2    90       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 KOLUM MAROD 5344             15  19  1    90       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 OMAR 5626                    17  15  0    89       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 ULF STORMHELM 5612           14   5  0    89       STORMWATCH (440)
-BEDLAM 5979                   6   1  1    89       CHAOS (611)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LES NAYLE 5044               15  43  0    88       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 ULTHAR ES 5418               14  16  0    85       STORMWATCH (440)
 ULTHAR URUV 5409             22  14  4    84       OVERLORDS (509)
 URN4A TREAT! 5600             8   5  1    83       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 ULL STORMHELM 5559           14   8  3    82       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 LOWLY WORM 5383              14  21  1    81       AVENGERS (146)
-SEPTIMIUS 3484                7   3  0    80       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
 TERROR TWIN 5620              9  12  1    77       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
-VINDICATOR 5950               4   1  0    70       RETRIBUTION (608)
 THANATOS 5964                 5   2  1    67       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CORNELIUS 3485                7   3  0    63       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
 CERIDWEN 5636                11   7  0    62       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 CHOLERA 5984                  7   2  0    62       PESTILENCE (612)
 LOCUST 5980                   7   1  0    60       PESTILENCE (612)
 VIP SECTION 5531             12  13  2    59       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 ATAXIA 5978                   6   1  0    58       CHAOS (611)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLACK PLAGUE 5986             6   2  0    56       PESTILENCE (612)
 CIRCA 1968 5915               4   4  1    56       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 THERMOPYLAE 5991              4   0  0    55       WAR (613)
-EAGLE 5578                   14   9  0    54       THE ANIMALS (574)
 DIRDEN II 5655               10  10  1    53       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 ULTHAR STORMHELM 5556        10  17  2    51       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 ULTHAR CYAZARES 5880          7   2  0    51       OVERLORDS (509)
 CHALDEA 5836                 11   2  0    48       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 GRIM REAPER 5963              5   2  0    46       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
-AZRAEL 5966                   5   3  0    44       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
-BADGER 5576                   9  14  1    42       THE ANIMALS (574)
 BILSKIRNIR 5921               5   2  2    42       OVERLORDS (509)
-THE MINSTREL 5936             4   1  0    42       RAVAGING HORDE (601)
 ULTHAR THE PIOUS 5753         8   7  0    40       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 ULTHAR REDBEARD 5843          6   3  1    40       STORMWATCH (440)
 BONE GOLEM 5870               4   1  3    40       STORMWATCH (440)
 SALAMIS 5988                  3   1  1    40       WAR (613)
 MAJOR PAIN 5463               6   5  0    39       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 INFLUENZA 5983                4   3  0    39       PESTILENCE (612)
 DIRDEN I 5654                 9  11  0    38       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 HERUGRIM 5653                 7   8  0    36       STORMWATCH (440)
 ULTHAR REDBLADE 5802          6   8  1    36       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
-TONY 4957                     6   4  0    35       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
 DEARTH 5968                   5   1  0    35       FAMINE (610)
-HUNGER 5969                   5   1  0    35       FAMINE (610)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATLANTA 5713                  8   9  0    33       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 LODEN NORVIS 5693             7  12  0    33       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 ANTIOCH 5987                  3   1  0    33       WAR (613)
 SPEEDY 6010                   1   0  1    33       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 ULL BLOODSTORM 5897           5   4  1    32       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 STARVATION 5971               3   5  0    32       FAMINE (610)
-LUIGI 4893                    5   6  0    31       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
 CANAAN 5962                   3   1  0    30       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 BANSHEE 5967                  5   4  0    29       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
-RAT'S NEST 5976               4   2  1    29       CHAOS (611)
-PRIVATE LAPDANCE 5656         2   0  0    29       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 ARDUINNA 5903                 3   2  0    27       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-MAXIMIUS 3276                 5   9  0    24       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THIRST 5973                   4   1  0    24       FAMINE (610)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THALFI HALF-EAR 5920          6   1  0    22       OVERLORDS (509)
 BLONDIE 5882                  4   1  0    22       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 MARCH 5998                    3   0  1    22       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 TARVOS TRIGARANOS 5884        3   2  0    22       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 HLOTHYN 5853                  6   3  0    21       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 DEATH KNIGHT 6007             2   0  1    21       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 ALESIA 5989                   3   1  1    20       WAR (613)
-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)
 SLOCUM 5919                   4   4  0    16       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
-THE MUTALATER 5842            4   3  0    15       RAVAGING HORDE (601)
 SHELBY 5958                   3   1  0    15       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 DRAE QUICKKILL 3550           2   1  0    15       JESSIE'S KIDS (406)
 ZUE SWIFTSWORD 3547           1   4  0    15       JESSIE'S KIDS (406)
 TYPHUS 5992                   1   0  0    15       PESTILENCE (612)
-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)
 MARATHON 5990                 2   2  0    12       WAR (613)
 SAMAEL 6135                   1   0  1    11       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
 SEVENTH HEAVEN 5935           1   3  0    11       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 ENTROPY 5975                  0   1  0    11       CHAOS (611)
 NORBEL PERDE 5934             2   4  0    10       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-ANTHONY 5021                  2   2  0     9       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
 AZAES 6000                    1   1  0     8       OVERLORDS (509)
 COLE STEELTRIM 3549           0   2  0     8       JESSIE'S KIDS (406)
 WHITE LINE FEVER 6002         1   2  0     5       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 AWESOME 80'S 5954             0   4  0     5       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-MUSH OX 5961                  0   3  0     3       THE ANIMALS (574)
 LUZ 6011                      0   1  0     2       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 PILUMUS KELTOI 6001           0   2  0     2       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-PARCH 6004                    0   1  0     1       FAMINE (610)
-GUTSTRAP 6006                 0   1  0     1       RAVAGING HORDE (601)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MEADOW SOPRANO 6003    0  3 0 ALL NIGHT LONG 570    HIGH ELF 354          282 NONE    
SHEWISH GIANT 356      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          SPEEDY 6010           282 NONE    
GERAR 5945             1  4 1 DARQUE FORCES 422     DEATH KNIGHT 6007     282         
GUIDO 4890             2  8 0 DJ'S HIT SQUAD 523    ALESIA 5989           280         
SPEEDY 3626            0  1 0 JESSIE'S KIDS 406     WURM KIN 362          282 NONE    
PUD 3580               0  1 0 JESSIE'S KIDS 406     PREACHER 353          282 NONE    
LICORICE WHIP 5638     3  3 0 JUST DESSERTS 569     LIGHTBRINGER 357      282 NONE    
CHOCO BOMB 6008        1  1 0 JUST DESSERTS 569     BONE GOLEM 5870       282         
SAVAGE S'MORE 6134     0  1 0 JUST DESSERTS 569     SAMAEL 6135           282         
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 AMPUTATER 5841     2  5 1 RAVAGING HORDE 601    MARCH 5998            281         
COLUMBIA 5927          1  3 0 SHERMANS STABLE 578   THE AMPUTATER 5841    279 REVENGED
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!  By the time this sees print we will have seen
Rush "Snakes and Arrows" and be well into a weekend of swilling, feasting and gaming!
Polaris may never be the same after Tour '07!  I make The Sign of The Hammer AND of
The Axe in your honor!  Hussah! -- The Icelord

RTR -- Keep your sword ready Mighty One!  Tour '07 will be epic! -- The Icelord

Bjorn -- It will be great and grand to see you once again Mighty Norseman!  Great
amounts of ale have been procured!  Be ready for Tour '07! -- The Icelord

Polar Bear -- It will be a great honor to see you also this tour!  We await word from
The Council of Druids and all that transpires in the Great Eastern Forest!  Salute!
-- The Icelord

The Saint -- The Council of Lords would like to propose a rule change in ADM and
Primus.  We propose that Lord Protectors ranked "Grand Champions" and below (ADM) and
"The Tower Guard" and below (Primus)be allowed to fight in the Dark Arena.  This
would not impact the top rankings or title match.  Any manager who never got his fill
or shot at the fighting Gateway monsters would have it as an option.  We believe it
might spark some interest in the ADM/Primus realm for some managers.  This could even
be something to try for 12 months and then be re-evaluated.  Thoughts? -- The
Icelord, 1st Mage, The Council of Lords

The Saint -- Whatever happened to the "Regional News" that used to be printed in the
newsletter?  It was nice to see who the DM, Top Team and Recent Graduates were around
the realm.  Let's bring it back! -- The Icelord

VIP Section -- Nice try. -- Ulthar Stormhelm

Destitute N. -- Very interesting.  Ulthar Stormhelm makes a double blood-feud
challenge to Circa 1968.  Circa 1968 gets a random match-up with Eagle.  Your guy,
VIP Section, get his challenge through to Ulthar Stormhelm.  You'll have to share
with us how you manage to pull that stuff off on a regular basis.  I can't recall
being able to avoid a BF in over two decades.  <shrug>  Oh well, that's the way it
goes.  You are dismissed. -- The Icelord

The Council of Lords are proud to present Chimlevtal History Facts:  On turn #190
(8/5/00) there were 26 teams listed in Chimlevtal.  They were:  Goblyn's Layr, Unfit
To Be Orcs, Darque Forces, Urban Guerilla, The Stormbringers, The Stormguards,
Nomenclature, Numbers Game, Military Mayhem, Loony Toons, Cisum S. Ekard, Ouch!, Feed
Us Blood, Inner Demons, The Canucks, Solipsism, The Nighthawks, The Storm Reavers,
Eastern Horde, Acme C.S.O.G.C., Stormwatch II, Wolf Pack, Les Gaulois, Brigands,
Cheysulis and Les Tricolores.  The Duelmaster was Ciaran Ap Gruffydd of The
Stormguards, a 14-6 TP.  The Stylemasters were:  TP:  Ciaran Ap Gruffydd.  SL:  The
11th Hour of Numbers Game.  WOS:  Krogh of Ouch!.  PR:  2 X 4 of Numbers Game.  ST:
Hamish of The Stormbringers.  LU:  Doom Hammer of The Storm Reavers.  PL:  Tyre of
Darque Forces.  AB:  Frostblade of Stormwatch II.  PS:  Googam of Ouch!.

The Icelord -- Within 48 hours of departure to your realm and prepared for Snakes &
Arrows!  Also prepared for realm action!  Let the evil tremble at our onslaught.  The
sign of the Hammer and of the Axe is made in your honor, My Brother. -- High Lord
Bosk

Admiral Pie -- Give my regards to Freki.  Touche! -- Ulthar Redblade

RTR and Polar Bear -- I am prepared to salute you in person!  Salute to Tour 07!  Est
sularis oth mithos! -- High Lord Bosk

Snorty McSnort -- You ought to be a dwarf, you'd be a natural. -- Les Nayle

Lowly Worm?  What are you doing HERE?  I thought you graduated from Dayla Kiv and

were already trapped in Primus! -- Norgen Pelh
P.S.  I bet that Lowly Worm wishes he could trade places with you.  Lots more
possibilities out here.

Black Plague -- An elf.  It figures. -- Kolum Marod

Tony -- I wish you COULD go hit some deejays. -- Loden Norvis

Trixxie -- Ah, sinister, I see.  Coming at me from the left and all. -- Norbel Perde

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

LICORICE WHIP was butchered by LIGHTBRINGER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MEADOW SOPRANO was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
SPEEDY was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PUD was slaughtered by PREACHER in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
SPEEDY butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a popular 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
ULTHAR STORMHELM was bested by CIRCA 1968 in a 4 minute gory uneven Bloodfeud brawl.
CHOLERA was devastated by ULF STORMHELM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
STEPHEN overcame NORGEN PELH in a 2 minute expert's Challenge fight.
CERIDWEN lost to URN4A TREAT! in a action packed 1 minute Challenge duel.
DIRDEN II vanquished BANSHEE in a 2 minute gruesome uneven Challenge fight.
ULTHAR CYAZARES overpowered STARVATION in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SALAMIS handily defeated AZAES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
ALESIA was demolished by BILSKIRNIR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
BONE GOLEM easily killed CHOCO BOMB in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge contest.
ARDUINNA devastated MARATHON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
GERAR was assassinated by DEATH KNIGHT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
AWESOME 80'S was bested by ULL BLOODSTORM in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
CANAAN handily defeated HLOTHYN in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Challenge bout.
ULTHAR THYDRIM devastated OMAR in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
SVEIN FORKBEARD was demolished by KATANA in a exciting 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
VALKYRIE was viciously subdued by ULTHAR UTHERYDES in a 9 minute competition.
ULTHAR THUUNE was vanquished by SNORTY MCSNORT in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SLATE G35 overcame ULL STORMHELM in a exciting 1 minute veteran's contest.
GERI overpowered TERROR TWIN in a exciting 7 minute gory uneven fight.
LES NAYLE was vanquished by ULTHAR ES in a 3 minute one-sided fight.
KOLUM MAROD subdued ULTHAR URUV in a action packed 1 minute veteran's melee.
LOWLY WORM handily defeated VIP SECTION in a exciting 1 minute uneven bout.
THANATOS handily defeated DEARTH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
THERMOPYLAE overpowered HERUGRIM in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MAJOR PAIN was handily defeated by LOCUST in a exciting 1 minute gory one-sided fight.
DIRDEN I was luckily beaten by GRIM REAPER in a exciting 2 minute gory bout.
ANTIOCH was handily defeated by ATAXIA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CHALDEA unbelievably bested INFLUENZA in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal fight.
ULTHAR REDBEARD demolished ZUE SWIFTSWORD in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ULTHAR REDBLADE viciously subdued ATLANTA in a exciting 2 minute brutal fight.
ULTHAR THE PIOUS handily defeated LODEN NORVIS in a 2 minute uneven match.
NORBEL PERDE was luckily beaten by SEVENTH HEAVEN in a action packed 2 minute bout.
THALFI HALF-EAR slimly won victory over SLOCUM in a 4 minute bloody match.
TARVOS TRIGARANOS vanquished WHITE LINE FEVER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BLONDIE subdued PILUMUS KELTOI in a 1 minute duel.
SHELBY viciously subdued COLE STEELTRIM in a unpopular 5 minute novice's struggle.
DRAE QUICKKILL handily defeated ENTROPY in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
MARCH beat LUZ in a 2 minute beginner's competition.
TYPHUS overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a popular 4 minute novice's match.
SAVAGE S'MORE was murdered by SAMAEL in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 16         STRIKING ATTACK   89 -  60 -  8      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         TOTAL PARRY       78 -  64 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                      13         LUNGING ATTACK    74 -  69 -  9      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         AIMED BLOW        55 -  63 -  2      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     27 -  31 -  3      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK   39 -  47 -  1      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         WALL OF STEEL     27 -  34 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         PARRY-STRIKE      19 -  26 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    38 -  61 -  4      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  15 -  0      29  |

Turn 282 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       4 -  1     AIMED BLOW         6 -  7         6  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  4     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  5     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  4         1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3     LUNGING ATTACK     5 - 11         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  6         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ULTHAR THYDRIM 5557        17  10  2  123 THE STORMGUARDS (78)
TOTAL PARRY      STEPHEN 5460               23  11  0  114 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
AIMED BLOW       KATANA 5420                19  11  1  112 AVENGERS (146)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SLATE G35 5637             16   5  2  106 NUMBERS GAME (403)
BASHING ATTACK   URN4A TREAT! 5600           8   5  1   83 JUST DESSERTS (569)
LUNGING ATTACK   ULL STORMHELM 5559         14   8  3   82 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
SLASHING ATTACK  CHOLERA 5984                7   2  0   62 PESTILENCE (612)
WALL OF STEEL    GRIM REAPER 5963            5   2  0   46 DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
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 ULTHAR UTHERYDES 5682.  The ten other most popular fighters were TERROR TWIN 
5620, ULTHAR REDBLADE 5802, GERI 5473, INFLUENZA 5983, DIRDEN I 5654, NORBEL PERDE 
5934, DIRDEN II 5655, LODEN NORVIS 5693, SLOCUM 5919, and ULTHAR STORMHELM 5556.

The least popular fighter this week was COLE STEELTRIM 3549.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SHELBY 5958, SAVAGE S'MORE 6134, TYPHUS 5992, MARCH 5998, 
ENTROPY 5975, PILUMUS KELTOI 6001, WHITE LINE FEVER 6002, ZUE SWIFTSWORD 3547, 
ANTIOCH 5987, and HERUGRIM 5653.