DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/23/2007    Duedate: 09/05/2007

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-555

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE CRIPPLER
RAVAGING LORDS (44)
(33-6188) [23-16-7,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE CRIPPLER                   PEEP
RAVAGING LORDS (44)            ERRATA (619)
(33-6188) [23-16-7,101]        (33-7494) [4-1-0,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE CRIPPLER                   THE TUSKER
RAVAGING LORDS (44)            RAVAGING LORDS (44)
(33-6188) [23-16-7,101]        (33-7568) [2-4-0,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ERRATA (619)                47
2. KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)       2      KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
3. JAILBIRDS (590)              0      Unchartered Team
4. THE SMIRNOFF'S (89)          0
5. RAVAGING LORDS (44)        -11      ERRATA (619)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)   170 165 15 50.7   1/ 2 KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)    9  6 0
 2- 2*THE SMIRNOFF'S (89)        3   3  0 50.0   2/ 1 RAVAGING LORDS (44)       5  8 1
 3/ 4 RAVAGING LORDS (44)      135 173 16 43.8   3- 3 JAILBIRDS (590)           3  2 0
 4/ 3*ERRATA (619)               6   8  0 42.9   4/ 4*ERRATA (619)              3  4 0
 5- 5 JAILBIRDS (590)           70 109  6 39.1   5- 5*THE SMIRNOFF'S (89)       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

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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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  RAVAGING LORDS?  Who?  KLKASINO HAMMERZ is the 
top team these days, buddies!  Practice pays for THE CLAW, who pummelled BUCK CREEK 
HAMMER, to pocket 16 points.  THE ANVIL certainly had a baffled expression on his 
face, after losing to CONVICTED ASSASSIN and losing 24 points in the process!  Can 
you believe it?  SOCIETY RED apparently has better things to do as NIATOLI ISLAND's 
Duelmaster than show up and fight!  Now I can't insult THE CRIPPLER, as he has 
gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on 
too thick) Word has it one team in NIATOLI ISLAND is using psychics to predict wins.  
They lead a charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in JAILBIRDS 
are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  The warriors of 
JAILBIRDS found their efforts at combat frustrated as RAVAGING LORDS apparently had 
more important things to do than fight.  If challenges were horses, DUCK CREEK HAMMER 
could open up a fast food joint!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
You've heard about BUCK CREEK HAMMER of KLKASINO HAMMERZ.  Death plays no favorites, 
and neither do I.  What was a 7-6-0 doing on the fields in the first place?  
Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A 
certain tavern in NIATOLI ISLAND would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in NIATOLI ISLAND is the highlight of my life.  My 
fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my 
impeccable character.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE CRIPPLER 6188            23  16  7   101       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOCIETY RED 7456             12   8  2   109       JAILBIRDS (590)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE ANVIL 7460               13   7  1    74       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RADINSKI 7560                 6   0  0    58       JAILBIRDS (590)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE CLAW 7520                 7   6  1    56       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 PEEP 7494                     4   1  0    51       ERRATA (619)
 ACE HEARTS HAMMER 7493       10   1  0    45       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 DUCK CREEK HAMMER 7360        6   7  0    42       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEAR CREEK HAMMER 7366        7   6  0    28       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 WALTER 7496                   2   4  0    26       ERRATA (619)
 THE PIKER 7569                3   3  0    25       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARE CREEK HAMMER 7367        5   8  0    23       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 THE TUSKER 7568               2   4  0    18       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
-PETTY CRIMINAL 7571           1   0  0    13       JAILBIRDS (590)
-BORIS SMIRNOFF 747            1   0  0     7       THE SMIRNOFF'S (89)
-DARVON SMIRNOFF 744           1   0  0     7       THE SMIRNOFF'S (89)
-BJORN SMIRNOFF 746            1   1  0     4       THE SMIRNOFF'S (89)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SVEN SMIRNOFF 748             0   1  0     1       THE SMIRNOFF'S (89)
-YOHON SMIRNOFF 745            0   1  0     1       THE SMIRNOFF'S (89)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CHACHI 7497            0  1 0 ERRATA 619            SHEWISH GIANT 241     555 NONE    
ARNIE 7498             0  1 0 ERRATA 619            SPYMASTER 242         555 NONE    
JONI 7495              0  1 0 ERRATA 619            SHEWISH GIANT 241     555 NONE    
BUCK CREEK HAMME 7361  7  6 0 KLKASINO HAMMERZ 576  THE CLAW 7520         555         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Phil -- I don't know how the Anvil escaped from his march to the arena, maybe this
turn you won't be so lucky. -- Ikillu
P.S.  Have you coupled with that lazy eyed bar fly lately?

27 July 2007
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                        **  STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE II   **
                        *************************************
                        *************************************

Years have passed since the last Slaughterhouse, but the season is right for a return
to STORMCROWE!  Join us in DM-45 for the STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE II.

WHEN

*The actions begins TURN-263 (due approximately November 27, 2007)

WHERE

*STORMCROWE (DM 45)

HOW LONG

*13 Turns (Turns 263-275)

TEAMS

*Teams will consist of two (2) managers.  No more, no less.  Only one team allowed
per manager.  Violators will be disqualified from the competition.  Old teams and new
teams are welcome to join the competition.  Once the contest has begun (TURN 263)
managers MAY NOT exchange teams or partners.

SCORING

In the tradition of the Slaughterhouse, scoring will be simple and straight-forward.
Victory and achievements will be rewarded while defeats will be mocked and ridiculed.

+3 Win
+2 Kill (in addition to +3 Win for a total of +5)
+5 Team on the Move (Top Gainer(s) Only)
+3 Turn's Most Popular
+3 Turn's Least Popular
+5 Current Top Team (begins 3rd turn of contest)

SPECIAL SCORING CONSIDERATIONS

*Fights against teammates garner NO POINTS.

*Fights against Judith's team (Northern Lights), Arena Stand Bys and the Dark Arena
garner NO POINTS (this includes DA kills).

*Tourney participation is allowed (even encouraged), but NO POINTS will be given for
success in those endeavors.

*NO POINTS will be awarded for DM, Popularity Leader, Chartered Recognition Leader,
Top Chartered Team, Stylemasters, Top Unchartered Team, and Unchartered Recognition
Leader.  Every effort has been made to insure scoring neither benefits established
teams nor new teams.

ENTRY

Entry into the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse is easy:

*Find a Partner

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

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

PRIZES

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

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

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

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

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

TIE-BREAKERS

In the unlikely event of a tie, pre-contest established tie-breakers will be
consulted to determine a winner.  The tie-breaking criteria are known to the
Moderator and RSI.  They will not be made public knowledge to avoid any exploitation.

MODERATOR

Master Darque will be serving as Master of Ceremonies for the Slaughterhouse II.  As
such, all his decisions are final.  Any rules inquiries should be directed to him.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Master Darque can be reached by Diplo in DM 45 (Darque Forces-428) or you may email

him at the following address:  rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com.  Be sure to put
STORMCROWE in the Subject line of your Email so it can be easily spotted if sent to
his Spam folder.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHACHI was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ARNIE was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
JONI was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena match.
THE CRIPPLER vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
THE ANVIL was overpowered by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PEEP devastated BEAR CREEK HAMMER in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
THE CLAW butchered BUCK CREEK HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ACE HEARTS HAMMER outwaited THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a dull 16 minute fight.
DUCK CREEK HAMMER won victory over THE PIKER in a 1 minute duel.
THE TUSKER was unbelievably bested by WALTER in a popular 5 minute gruesome duel.
HARE CREEK HAMMER won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  1     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  15 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  10 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  19 -  0      34  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 555 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  THE CRIPPLER 6188          23  16  7  101 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
BASHING ATTACK   THE ANVIL 7460             13   7  1   74 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE CLAW 7520               7   6  1   56 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
WALL OF STEEL    PEEP 7494                   4   1  0   51 ERRATA (619)
TOTAL PARRY      ACE HEARTS HAMMER 7493     10   1  0   45 KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE CRIPPLER 6188.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was THE TUSKER 7568.  The ten other most popular fighters were JONI 7495, PEEP 
7494, THE CLAW 7520, HARE CREEK HAMMER 7367, CHACHI 7497, THE CRIPPLER 6188, BEAR 
CREEK HAMMER 7366, DUCK CREEK HAMMER 7360, THE PIKER 7569, and ARNIE 7498.

The least popular fighter this week was ACE HEARTS HAMMER 7493.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WALTER 7496, BUCK CREEK HAMMER 7361, THE ANVIL 7460, ARNIE 
7498, THE PIKER 7569, DUCK CREEK HAMMER 7360, BEAR CREEK HAMMER 7366, THE CRIPPLER 
6188, CHACHI 7497, and HARE CREEK HAMMER 7367.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

THE CRIPPLER (33-6188) RAVAGING LORDS (44)