DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/03/2007    Duedate: 10/16/2007

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-560

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROLAND
RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
(32-4319) [31-15-0,146]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ROLAND                         CARKEN
RILL'S GCSC2 (370)             ARVAT STRONGHOLD (403)
(32-4319) [31-15-0,146]        (32-4716) [4-2-1,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GELEN                          CANNIBALISTIC COW
RILL'S GCSC2 (370)             BARN OF HORRORS (358)
(32-4320) [16-30-0,78]         (32-4617) [8-5-2,70]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BARN OF HORRORS (358)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       56
2. ARVAT STRONGHOLD (403)      31      BARN OF HORRORS (358)
3. BARN OF HORRORS (358)       25      Unchartered Team
4. FISHIN' (390)               20
5. NOTORIOUS (71)              16      ERRATA (387)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 6 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     70  41  3 63.1   1/ 5 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     9  4 1
 2/ 3 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     163  96 18 62.9   2/ 1 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)      9  5 0
 3/ 5 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    973 576 50 62.8   3/ 6 NOTORIOUS (71)            8  6 1
 4/ 4 CALL THE PRIEST (344)    196 119  9 62.2   4/ 3*ARVAT STRONGHOLD (403)    8  7 0
 5/ 7 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     159 103  6 60.7   5/ 2 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      7  2 0
 6/ 2*ERRATA (387)               9   6  1 60.0   6/ 8 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     7  8 0
 7/ 8 GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)     21  15  1 58.3   7/ 7*TEAM SYMBI (405)          6  9 1
 8/10 NOTORIOUS (71)           391 307 12 56.0   8/13 FISHIN' (390)             5  4 0
 9/11 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)      79  65  5 54.9   9/ 4 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      5  7 1
10/12 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)       119 106  3 52.9  10/16 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        4  4 1
11-13 BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)     71  70  5 50.4  11/10 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   4 11 0
12/14*ARVAT STRONGHOLD (403)    15  15  1 50.0  12-14*THE FIRST XV (398)        3  6 0
13/16*TEAM SYMBI (405)           8  12  1 40.0  13- 9*STORMBLADE (400)          3  7 0
14-17*WAX HOSTILE (399)          2   3  0 40.0  14/17 GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)     2  1 0
15/18 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  436 693 15 38.6  15-18*WAX HOSTILE (399)         2  3 0
16/19 FISHIN' (390)             20  33  2 37.7  16/12*ERRATA (387)              2  4 0
17-21*THE FIRST XV (398)         8  17  0 32.0  17-15 BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)     2  8 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18-22*STORMBLADE (400)           9  21  0 30.0  18/20 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     0  8 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 577): BRUJAH of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 577): DEXTER of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 571): THE GRINCH of DR. SEUSS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 573): GOLDEN DOME of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 572): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 570): FLAVIUS VALERIUS of TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 285): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 563): TYE FOON of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): SVEIN FORKBEARD of LORDS OF VALHALLA (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 559): PSYCHOTRON of NOTIROUS (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 557): SOCIETY RED of JAILBIRDS (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 548): JUNGLE KING of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 511): ETTORE HSIDAR of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 261): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 254): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 241): SWEET AIR of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 438): BUCK FEVER of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 425): MADONNA of THINGS ILL NEVER GET (TUM, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 416): PARLEN QUIR of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 404): JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 190): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 374): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 370): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 359): MIRIAL ADAMANT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 464): ROCK A BYE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 577): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 577): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 571): DR. SEUSS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 572): JLG (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 572): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 570): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 285): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 563): ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): WAR (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 559): LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 567): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 548): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 511): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 261): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 254): THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 241): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 438): BLOOD BROTHERS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 425): HOUSE OF GRAIN (DK Bread, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 416): ELEPHANTS ON PARADE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 404): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 190): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 374): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 370): DRAGONS KEEP (Chi'en, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 359): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 464): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 569): AZAZEL of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 577): KRANKYKARL of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 570): FLAVIUS VALERIUS of TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): ULTHAR THYDRIM of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               SVEIN FORKBEARD of LORDS OF VALHALLA (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 559): PSYCHOTRON of NOTORIOUS (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
              (turn 558): P.Y.T. of NOTORIOUS (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                          LARS of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
                          BILL BERITH of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 557): I.M. CEYTIN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 557): SOCIETY RED of JAILBIRDS (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 547): CULANN COONTZ of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 253): SISTER MARY SARAH of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             SISTER SLEDGE of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 241): SWEET AIR of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                              GERRICK GRIMM of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 425): MADONNA of THINGS ILL NEVER GET (TUM, mgr.)
                       (turn 424): RICKY J of THE BUNKHOUSE (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 403): STEELHORSE of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 190): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 373): VORGAN TEN TALH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 359): MIRIAL ADAMANT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ARVAT!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as LUROCIAN GUARD is pushed 
out of top team by BARN OF HORRORS, who came from 5th with a 4-1-0 this turn.  Now 
keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for SARATOGA 
GLORY, whose 2-3-0 this turn dropped them by 5 into 9th.  RILL'S GCSC2 stable has 
parlayed this turn's 2-2-1 into a 6 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up 
to 10th place.  Good work, guys!  The FISHIN' guild has had a 3-1-0 turn and deserves 
to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And 
let's see, KARLRAK fought FRANKENROOSTER and gained 25 points and contributed to 
RILL'S GCSC2's 2-2-1.  MESHARR has lost to DEMONIC EGG, falling 16 points, while 
helping make RILL'S GCSC2 a 2-2-1 turn.  This week's Duelmaster bout was between 
BLACK ORC and our Duelmaster PSYCHOTRON, making a Dark Arena Challenge.  Defending 
his title for another turn, PSYCHOTRON kept DARK ARENA's warrior, BLACK ORC, from 
claiming the throne.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes 
their losing fighters do dishes at The Dripping Blade until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the BARN OF 
HORRORS stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ARVAT, what are you 
afraid of?  And avoiding BARN OF HORRORS more than any other team we find LUROCIAN 
GUARD.  ARVAT, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most 
challenged warrior this turn was FISHERMAN'S WHARF's warrior SARLOW.  More fighters 
challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  I don't know about you, but ROLAND 
challenging down 32 points to FISHERMAN'S WHARF's PETER PIQUIN, is not really worthy 
of RILL'S GCSC2.  It pains me to see warriors take advantage of the system like this. 
ROLAND bested PETER PIQUIN, as if it surprises anyone.  WOE of ANGELS OF PAIN had 
better have a good reason for challenging down 10 points in a challenge which he 
lost.  I thought WOE showed great skill and promise when he was defeated by JOE BOB.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  PSYCHOTRON must have surprised NOTORIOUS this turn, after they sent 
him to the Dark Arena, but the Dark Arena couldn't hold him!  Banners at half mast, 
warriors, BARN OF HORRORS has lost FRANKENROOSTER, and you might say all of ARVAT has 
felt the loss, except maybe RILL'S GCSC2.  Is it really true that ARVAT has more 
dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, ARVAT, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROLAND 4319                  31  15  0   146       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TED ICKENS 4436              15   8  1   103       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 PETER PIQUIN 4434            18  10  0   102       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 BELLE ZEYBUL 4553            13   7  0    97       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-BURLY REIVER 4357             7   1  0    91       GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HERON 4273                   17  38  1    90       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-THE ORPHAN MAKER 4644        10   8  1    87       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
 FOR THE GODLINGS! 3411       15  13  0    86       NOTORIOUS (71)
 GELEN 4320                   16  30  0    78       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 DEFIANCE 4619                 6   0  1    78       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 DEMONIC EGG 4202              9   7  1    75       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 CANNIBALISTIC COW 4617        8   5  2    70       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 LARRY 4391                   15  14  1    69       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 SARLOW 4346                  12  32  0    68       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARLRAK 4551                 11   8  1    66       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 LAYLA 4594                   12   5  1    65       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 LARA 4394                    16  13  0    61       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 SHEA TANN 4623                6   3  0    61       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MESHARR 4554                  8   9  0    55       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
-VENEER 4549                   4   0  1    55       ERRATA (387)
 EVIL FANTASIES 4443           6   5  0    51       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 CARKEN 4716                   4   2  1    51       ARVAT STRONGHOLD (403)
 ANGUISH 4466                 13  10  1    50       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-DROOL ROCKWORM 4642           5   3  0    48       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
 WEREBUNNY 4636                4   1  0    48       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 FILLIS BOUY 4536              9  14  0    47       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 MYSTIC MIRAGE 4635            5   3  1    38       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-FRENZY 4625                   5   1  0    37       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 GREATER VRULL 4375            3   2  0    35       GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOE BOB 4570                  7   4  0    33       FISHIN' (390)
-HOLD 4546                     3   1  0    32       ERRATA (387)
 MUNCHER 4756                  4   0  0    31       ARVAT STRONGHOLD (403)
 VELMA 4572                    3   8  0    29       FISHIN' (390)
 RONALTO VON RON 4739          4   1  0    27       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 BIG BETTY 4684                1   2  1    26       FISHIN' (390)
 UNDEAD DUCK 4612              1   1  0    26       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 MOUNTAIN GENERAL 4634         7   2  1    25       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-DEVIL DIGGER 4350             6   6  0    24       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUBBA 4571                    4   7  0    22       FISHIN' (390)
-THE WEAPONSMASTER 4677        3   4  1    22       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SNOWFLAKE 4689                3   1  0    20       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 WOE 4713                      3   2  0    19       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-THUNDERSTRIKE 4724            2   2  0    19       STORMBLADE (400)
-TIGHTHEAD 4670                3   3  0    18       THE FIRST XV (398)
-BAAAD BOB 4681                1   0  0    17       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 WAR EAGLE 4767                2   0  0    16       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 DESTRY JARLS 4732             2   2  0    15       TEAM SYMBI (405)
 STOLTZ ABN 4734               1   3  1    14       TEAM SYMBI (405)
-FRENZY 4727                   3   1  0    13       STORMBLADE (400)
 UNSER STALLWART 4730          2   2  0    13       TEAM SYMBI (405)
 NADAR 4717                    3   3  0    12       ARVAT STRONGHOLD (403)
 THUNDERKISS 65 4707           2   4  1    11       NOTORIOUS (71)
-NO. 15 4701                   2   2  0    11       THE FIRST XV (398)
 RAZOR 4765                    1   2  0    11       ARVAT STRONGHOLD (403)
-EZK EYEJABBER 4690            2   4  0    10       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
 EASTER GUARDIAN 4706          1   1  0    10       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-BOOKIE BOBBIE 4679            1   0  0    10       WAX HOSTILE (399)
-LOOSEHEAD 4766                1   0  0     9       THE FIRST XV (398)
 IGUANA TEK 4731               2   2  0     8       TEAM SYMBI (405)
-COFFEE 4637                   1   1  0     8       ERRATA (387)
-BAXTER 4548                   1   1  0     8       ERRATA (387)
 HIGH SPEED DIRT 4790          1   0  0     8       NOTORIOUS (71)
-DREAD 4666                    0   1  0     7       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 SOLM FATIR 4733               1   3  0     6       TEAM SYMBI (405)
 ESPION 4764                   1   2  0     5       ARVAT STRONGHOLD (403)
 DEEP FREEZE 4747              0   3  0     4       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
-BOB N' WEAVE BOB 4682         0   1  0     1       WAX HOSTILE (399)
-BURLY BOB 4680                0   1  0     1       WAX HOSTILE (399)
-BLENDER BOB 4683              0   1  0     1       WAX HOSTILE (399)
-GRU THE HATED 4772            0   1  0     1       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
 KILLER MINNOW 4791            0   1  0     1       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 LOVE ROLLERCOASTER 4789       0   1  0     1       NOTORIOUS (71)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FOLXON 4718            0  2 0 ARVAT STRONGHOLD 403  THUNDERKISS 65 4707   556 JUST REV
FRANKENROOSTER 4227    9  6 0 BARN OF HORRORS 358   KARLRAK 4551          560         
RUSH TOM SAWYER 4788   0  1 0 CALL THE PRIEST 344   SPYMASTER 331         560 NONE    
FIRE BURNS BELOW 4748  0  3 0 CALL THE PRIEST 344   STOLTZ ABN 4734       560         
BLACK ORC 329          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          PSYCHOTRON 3420       560 NONE    
A.B. DONN 4770         0  2 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105   HIGH ELF 328          560 NONE    
DEVIL BOY 4773         0  1 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105   BLACK ORC 329         560 NONE    
DA1 4786               0  1 0 ERRATA 387            ARENAMISTRESS SUG 332 560 NONE    
GEROGE ROFT 4537       7 15 1 FISHERMAN'S WHARF 288 CANNIBALISTIC CO 4617 559         
TRIDENT 4774           0  1 0 SARATOGA GLORY 352    SPYMASTER 331         560 NONE    
OMINOUS 4726           2  2 0 STORMBLADE 400        MOUNTAIN GENERAL 4634 559         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Roland -- We know that the real reason you missed last turn is to set yourself up for
your TC run!  Go Roland, go!!! -- The Roland Fan Club

Ghost of George Roft -- Dang.  Sorry to see you go.  That cow is sure bloodthirsty...
-- Anguish

     This is what happens when you teach cows to eat meat.  Let it be a lesson to you
     all! -- Arenamistress Sugar

Caesar Sighting -- Caesar was spotted down by the docks renting a fishing boat--could
his return be soon?

Bill Berith -- Ah, you want tips on fishing, do you?  But when it comes to fishing in
the Lake of Mists, I can't help you.  I understand that those waters are... strange.
Deep, too, and I only know fishing in the shallows. -- Heron
P.S.  And I wouldn't be so fast to eat a fish that came out of that lake, either,
come down to it.  Too much magic around there; I don't trust it.

Ted Ickens -- Ah, you Ickens boys are mean!  Destructive, cruel, and heedless.  Not a
surprise, in somebody who goes to the devils for law. -- Sarlow

     Naturally one would go to a devil for law.  Who else knows it all? -- Sugar

Shea Tann -- You're a Bad Boy, and I suppose you glory in it like all your teammates.
Oh, well.  Maybe someday I'll go find a matriarchal society where older women are
respected and cherished, but... I dunno, that might be almost... boring. -- Fillis
Bouy

P.Y.T. -- Amazing!  ME, the winner in a match with a graduate?  Well... I'll take it.
-- Peter Piquin
P.S.  But feel free to drop by our place before you leaven and I'll give you a peck
of the BEST pickled peppers.

Cannibalistic Cow -- Gods, that was horrible!  You mentioned wanting steak and kidney
pie (hideous stuff, I have yet to meet a kidney I'd eat happily), and I thought,
okay, let the cow go eat the disgusting thing.  Then you went after MY steaks and MY
kidneys, and it was a whole different and more gruesome story.  I hate being killed.
-- Ghost of Geroge Roft
P.S.  And let me tell you that when you offered the Infirmarians the catsup, that was
just TOO MUCH.

Our congratulations to Psychotron. -- Jorja and Fisherman's Wharf

     Listen, you guys!  I do my job here, okay?  I am NOT a murderess!  Don't LISTEN
     to that stupid reporter. -- Arenamistress Sugar

6 September 2007
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                   *****                              *******
                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
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15 managers have announced for the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse!!!!!!  There is still 
time to join and make a name for yourself in one of Alastari's fiercest contests!  I 
must correct a mistake in the previous announcement.  I incorrectly called it the 
Slaughterhouse 2, but in reality, this will be the third installment of the 
Slaughterhouse!

HOW TO JOIN

*Find a Partner

*Declare your intentions in the Stormcrowe newsletter to enter before the first turn 
of the contest.  You may also email or diplo Master Darque.

*Each manager entering the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse must submit one (1) Team Roll-Up 
Certificate.  Only certificates will be accepted for entry.  All certificates 
submitted will be used during the course of the contest as prizes.

*RU certificates must be received on or before the first turn of the contest which is 
Stormcrowe Turn 263 (running approximately November 27, 2007).

RULES and SCORING

Rules and Scoring information for the Slaughterhouse will be posted every turn in the 
Stormcrowe newsletter beginning with Turn 260 and in a final all arena ad in 
November.

PRIZES

ENDURANCE AWARD:  One (1) +1 Bonus Potion will be given to every team that competes 
in 60 of the 65 contest fights.

KILL MASTER AWARD:  The individual manager with the most kills will receive a Limited 
Immortality Potion.  This potion may be applied to one (1) warrior.  He/she will be 
resurrected ONE-TIME if they are killed in Basic D2.

TOP TEAM AWARD:  Each manager on the winning team will receive the following prize 
pack for their Slaughterhouse Dominance:

*One (1) +1 Bonus Potion
*Favorites Knowledge for one (1) Warrior
*Undisclosed amount of Team RU Certificates

Special note from RSI on prizes:  All contest prizes must be used within three 
months.  All contest prizes may only be used on a living warrior on the participating 
contest team in DM 45.  The immortality potion may resurrect a warrior one time, 
after a death in DM 45 only, after which time the potion disappears.

NEED MORE INFORMATION

Rules questions and clarifications may be directed to Master Darque the contest 
coordinator.  He may be reached by email at rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or by 
diplo in DM 45 (Darque Forces-428).

20 September 2007
Ok, ok, you can stop not-talking about TOGS VI already, it is coming, slowly but
surely, like a giant, over-fed, greased slug sliding down a gravely driveway.  We're
looking for new-comers, old-timers, in-betweeners, fence-sitters and Delarquans to
come on out and participate.  Just think, you could be the next Pinky & the Brain
pairing (a la Creepster & Manager), or maybe you'll be the team that crushes all in
its path on the way TO UTTER AND COMPLETE TOGS DOMINATION!!!!!!  [note:  insert
sinister cackle if it helps you complete the picture]

There will be a few minor changes, so let's recap the rules from top to bottom:

1.  Each TOGS team consists of two managers.  After the contest starts, there will be
no switching partners whatsoever, so choose your teammate wisely.  TOGS VI will last
for 13 turns, so pick a partner you can stand for 6 months or so.

2.  The TOGS entry fee is 2 team setups per manager.  This means 4 setups per TOGS
team.  This entry fee is required before the start of the tourney with no exceptions
being made.  This is to ensure that nobody gets screwed if a team or manager decides
to back out early.  To pay the entry fee either:
     a)  send $10 cash/check/money order/ or whatever to me personally at:
          Paul Jokelson
          115 Moss Ave. #201
          Oakland, CA 94611
     b)  get RSI to send me 2 team setup gift certificates.  Sorry, no credit cards
         and no old teams you have lying around will be accepted.

3. TOGS point system:

Fights: 

10 points for winning on your up-challenge against another TOGS warrior.
 7 points for winning on your even challenge of another TOGS warrior.
 7 points for winning on another TOGS warriors challenge.
 7 points for winning a random match-up against another TOGS warrior.
 4 points for winning on your down-challenge of another TOGS warrior.
 4 points for winning a random match-up against a non-TOGS warrior.

Changes this TOGS: 

** 10 points for any challenge by the DM, UP OR DOWN!!
** 4 points for winning a random match-up against your TOGS partner's warrior.
To state the obvious, there are 0 points if you challenge your partner.

** 4 points for winning a bloodfeud attempt against you by a non-TOGS warrior

You will not get any points if you challenge or get challenged by a non-TOGS team
(with the exception of the above-stated rule if you get bloodfeuded), so use your
avoids wisely if you think someone is out to get you.

Spots/Ads

5 points for every spotlight written by any team member.  1 per manager per turn.

The minimum length of a spotlight to receive points is 1/2 column in the newsletter
(that's 31 lines-each line 85 characters across) and we will be completely firm on
this.  In addition to the length criteria, spotlights will not be given points if
they are in any way plagiarized or if they are not Duelmasters or fantasy related.
We will be the sole judge of this.  If you're unsure if we will judge something to be
Duelmasters or fantasy related, then e-mail me before you write the spotlight and
ask.  We reserve the right to take points away from a spotlight after they are given
if we judge at later time that the spotlight has been plagiarized.

-5 points per manager per turn every time a manager does not at least write one
personal ad.

4.  TOGS VI will start in arena 60 shortly after the Winter Face-to-Face (turn due
Feb 21, Aradi turn 436) and as mentioned before will last for 13 turns.  There will
be multipliers in the later rounds, which means that all points accumulated by a team
on turns 10 and 11 will be multiplied by 1.5 and all points accumulated by each team
on turns 12 and 13 will be multiplied by 2.

5.  Soultaker and Nuln will be the sole arbiters of any dispute that may arise, with
props to Sentinel for doing the score-keeping as always.  Whine all you like, we will
be glad to provide comfortable chairs and the cheese of your choice.

And there be the rules.  If you look closely, you'll notice there were a few minor
changes and additions made from the TOGS V rules.  They are as follows:

-- The Snotman & Nuln rule:  Last TOGS Snotman and Nuln randomly matched up something
like 4-5 times, so we basically decided out of pity to now give a small amount of
points (4 in this case) for winning a random against a teammate, so that you're not
completely screwed by having 2 of your 10 warriors get 0 zero points automatically.

-- Scaling Down Points for the DM:  Previously a TOGS DM would get 10 points *in
addition* to whatever challenge points they got.  This was to keep the DM from being
penalized for being at the top and give people something to fight for.  However, it
was a bit too much of an award and we decided to scale it back and eliminate the
bonus, but give full upchallenge credit whenever the DM challenges.

-- Bloodfeuds from outside TOGS teams:  This incident came up last TOGS, and it was
felt that if a person killed a non-TOGS warrior in a random, they shouldn't have to
be potentially locked into 4 turns of getting 0 points.  So we've added an additional
rule which now gives 4 points if you win when bloodfeuded by a non-TOGS warrior, at
least giving you some way to get points if you're locked into a non-TOGS bloodfeud
instead of being basically removed from the contest for 4 turns.

And lastly...

-- Team Names:  This was not listed in the rules, but to make things more festive, at
the suggestion of Manager we have decided to have the added dimension of team names!
Yes, no more boring rankings with Team 4 edging out Team 7.  Just picture reading a
TOGS turn report now, with something along the lines of "Team Fiery Starfish
obliterated Team Superior TOGSlings," just as one example.

We hope to see you all there....

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PSYCHOTRON viciously butchered BLACK ORC in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
A.B. DONN was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
RUSH TOM SAWYER was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TRIDENT was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DEVIL BOY was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a popular 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was butchered by ARENAMISTRESS SUGAR in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DEFIANCE vanquished SARLOW in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ROLAND outlasted PETER PIQUIN in a popular 10 minute master's Challenge Title brawl.
BELLE ZEYBUL handily defeated HERON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
MYSTIC MIRAGE was unbelievably bested by FILLIS BOUY in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
WOE was vanquished by JOE BOB in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
VELMA overpowered IGUANA TEK in a slow 3 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
FIRE BURNS BELOW was murdered by STOLTZ ABN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
TED ICKENS devastated GELEN in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
LARRY was viciously subdued by FOR THE GODLINGS! in a 2 minute bloody master's bout.
MESHARR was overpowered by DEMONIC EGG in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FRANKENROOSTER was dealt death by KARLRAK in a action packed 1 minute duel.
LAYLA overpowered GREATER VRULL in a 3 minute mismatched brawl.
CANNIBALISTIC COW viciously subdued EVIL FANTASIES in a exciting 4 minute fight.
LARA was savagely defeated by SHEA TANN in a 1 minute brutal bout.
ANGUISH was savagely defeated by CARKEN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody conflict.
WEREBUNNY overpowered BIG BETTY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MUNCHER demolished THUNDERKISS 65 in a action packed 1 minute uneven bout.
BUBBA overcame NADAR in a 1 minute contest.
UNDEAD DUCK overpowered SOLM FATIR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MOUNTAIN GENERAL defeated DEEP FREEZE in a 4 minute duel.
DESTRY JARLS savagely defeated EASTER GUARDIAN in a popular 3 minute beginner's fight.
RONALTO VON RON subdued UNSER STALLWART in a action packed 1 minute novice's melee.
ESPION was overcome by HIGH SPEED DIRT in a exciting 1 minute beginner's bout.
RAZOR handily defeated KILLER MINNOW in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WAR EAGLE overpowered LOVE ROLLERCOASTER 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                 10         TOTAL PARRY       59 -  51 -  2      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         AIMED BLOW        31 -  30 -  1      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  29 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    61 -  68 -  9      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         WALL OF STEEL     29 -  34 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   56 -  67 -  7      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  27 -  1      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  13 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  41 -  3      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  14 -  0      22  |

Turn 560 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ROLAND 4319                31  15  0  146 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
SLASHING ATTACK  TED ICKENS 4436            15   8  1  103 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
LUNGING ATTACK   BELLE ZEYBUL 4553          13   7  0   97 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
WALL OF STEEL    FOR THE GODLINGS! 3411     15  13  0   86 NOTORIOUS (71)
AIMED BLOW       DEFIANCE 4619               6   0  1   78 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DEMONIC EGG 4202            9   7  1   75 BARN OF HORRORS (358)
BASHING ATTACK   LARRY 4391                 15  14  1   69 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GELEN 4320.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CANNIBALISTIC COW 4617.  The ten other most popular fighters were MYSTIC MIRAGE 4635, 
EASTER GUARDIAN 4706, PETER PIQUIN 4434, GREATER VRULL 4375, RONALTO VON RON 4739, 
WOE 4713, FOR THE GODLINGS! 3411, DESTRY JARLS 4732, ESPION 4764, and HIGH SPEED DIRT 
4790.

The least popular fighter this week was VELMA 4572.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IGUANA TEK 4731, ROLAND 4319, LOVE ROLLERCOASTER 4789, KILLER MINNOW 
4791, MOUNTAIN GENERAL 4634, SOLM FATIR 4733, NADAR 4717, BIG BETTY 4684, LARA 4394, 
and EVIL FANTASIES 4443.

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

PSYCHOTRON (32-3420) NOTORIOUS (71)