DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 08/11/2007 Duedate: 09/07/2007 XOCHITHLAN ARENA DM-39 TURN-237 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS SMIRK CHEAP SHOTS (426) (39-3606) [22-7-0,119] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader SMIRK MRS. POTATOE HEAD CHEAP SHOTS (426) DREW'S BOYS (448) (39-3606) [22-7-0,119] (39-3793) [6-1-0,60] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite OPARA PERSI MORI NEB THE MIDDLE WAY (385) THE MIDDLE WAY (385) (39-3670) [19-19-0,109] (39-3728) [16-9-0,80] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM THE MIDDLE WAY (385) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. DREW'S BOYS (448) 19 2. THE MIDDLE WAY (385) 15 CHEAP SHOTS (426) 3. CHEAP SHOTS (426) 11 Unchartered Team DREW'S BOYS (448) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 CHEAP SHOTS (426) 92 24 0 79.3 1/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY (385) 8 7 0 2/ 2*DREW'S BOYS (448) 13 4 1 76.5 2/ 1 CHEAP SHOTS (426) 7 3 0 3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY (385) 232 257 9 47.4 3/ 3*DREW'S BOYS (448) 4 3 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank DUELMASTER'S COLUMN Notes from the arena champ. Well, here I am again of course. I have no words of wisdom that you common folk would understand, so I will simply say BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. Enough said. Smirk SPY REPORT The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon XOCHITHLAN, for I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned! Nothing is certain in XOCHITHLAN, with changing loyalties, changing Duelmasters. Write this down: new top team--THE MIDDLE WAY. Practice pays for SHRUG, who pummelled DEELA ELLIS, to pocket 13 points. A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 9 points to SHRUG. (Discrete enough, DEELA ELLIS?) SMIRK successfully staved off a grab for the roses by MORI NEB of THE MIDDLE WAY. Does XOCHITHLAN have no one talented enough to dethrone it? So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees? Someone's got a basic problem... And how sociable are XOCHITHLAN's warriors? Come, let us see. Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the lion, so did the "warriors" in XOCHITHLAN avoid THE MIDDLE WAY. Like a pup with its tail between its legs, CHEAP SHOTS scurried away from THE MIDDLE WAY. Oh, the shame! Is it charming personality? Conversational abilities? Good oral hygiene? Whatever it is, OPARA PERSI is the most challenged warrior. OPARA PERSI found herself challenged by a warrior 25 below: IGNORE. IGNORE of CHEAP SHOTS kept its wits as it was bested by OPARA PERSI. Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors. Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor. Do not think spyreporting in XOCHITHLAN is the highlight of my life. As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place. XOCHITHLAN, I leave you now. The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Welcome Wench. 'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SMIRK 3606 22 7 0 119 CHEAP SHOTS (426) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME OPARA PERSI 3670 19 19 0 109 THE MIDDLE WAY (385) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -EYE RAISE 3604 11 0 0 90 CHEAP SHOTS (426) MORI NEB 3728 16 9 0 80 THE MIDDLE WAY (385) IGNORE 3605 13 11 0 71 CHEAP SHOTS (426) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MRS. POTATOE HEAD 3793 6 1 0 60 DREW'S BOYS (448) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SHRUG 3768 6 1 0 54 CHEAP SHOTS (426) -SNEAK 3766 4 3 0 43 CHEAP SHOTS (426) STINKY PETE 3790 5 1 1 38 DREW'S BOYS (448) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DEELA ELLIS 3796 3 1 0 32 THE MIDDLE WAY (385) RENNOR SIMM 3784 2 5 0 25 THE MIDDLE WAY (385) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME XYOKOR YAHL 3767 4 8 0 20 THE MIDDLE WAY (385) -ARMY MUN 3794 2 2 0 8 DREW'S BOYS (448) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? PERSONAL ADS There are winners and losers. There are losers and there are Cheap Shots. What can we say? -- Cheap Shot Management Opara -- Don't you get tired of the continual discrimination? After all, you can never defeat me. -- Smirk Xyokor -- Sigh. So easy. -- Shrug Smirk -- Gods, I could pay somebody to give us a classier brush-off. You are such a cheap shot, even the arena standby team wouldn't hire you. -- Opara Persi Mrs. Potatoe Head -- I've been on kp for months, so it was an automatic reaction to just...peel you. Sorry about that. -- Mori Neb Native Looter? That's despicable. The looters should at least be foreigners. -- Deela Ellis Shrug -- (shrug) -- Xyokor Yahl Stinky Pete -- (eyes watering) That's...awesome. Go try it on the Cheap Shots. -- Rennor Simm Smirk -- "Always remains the same"? Yep, that's about par for a cheap shot. Never develop any class, do you? Wouldn't even know class if it bit you on the ear, come down to it. Oh, well. -- Opara Persi 27 July 2007 ************************************* ************************************* ** 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 IGNORE was devastated by OPARA PERSI in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge fight. SHRUG handily defeated DEELA ELLIS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match. SMIRK unbelievably bested MORI NEB in a popular 3 minute veteran's Title contest. MRS. POTATOE HEAD demolished RIRORNI HORSEMAN in a 1 minute mismatched competition. STINKY PETE vanquished XYOKOR YAHL in a 1 minute mismatched fight. RENNOR SIMM beat RIRORNI WOMAN in a 1 minute brawl. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |SLASHING ATTACK 2 PARRY-LUNGE 1 - 0 - 0 100 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 STRIKING ATTACK 7 - 1 - 0 88 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 TOTAL PARRY 14 - 6 - 0 70 | |AIMED BLOW 1 AIMED BLOW 8 - 5 - 0 62 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 6 - 5 - 0 55 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 BASHING ATTACK 9 - 8 - 1 53 | |WALL OF STEEL 1 SLASHING ATTACK 6 - 7 - 0 46 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 WALL OF STEEL 8 - 10 - 0 44 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 3 - 0 40 | |LUNGING ATTACK 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 237 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: AIMED BLOW 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 2 TOTAL PARRY PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 BASHING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 0 LUNGING ATTACK 0 - 0 2 AIMED BLOW SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 1 2 SLASHING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE TOTAL PARRY 1 - 1 1 WALL OF STEEL 1 STRIKING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME TOTAL PARRY SMIRK 3606 22 7 0 119 CHEAP SHOTS (426) WALL OF STEEL MORI NEB 3728 16 9 0 80 THE MIDDLE WAY (385) AIMED BLOW MRS. POTATOE HEAD 3793 6 1 0 60 DREW'S BOYS (448) STRIKING ATTACK SHRUG 3768 6 1 0 54 CHEAP SHOTS (426) BASHING ATTACK STINKY PETE 3790 5 1 1 38 DREW'S BOYS (448) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is OPARA PERSI 3670. The most popular warrior this turn was MORI NEB 3728. The ten other most popular fighters were OPARA PERSI 3670, SHRUG 3768, SMIRK 3606, MRS. POTATOE HEAD 3793, STINKY PETE 3790, RENNOR SIMM 3784, IGNORE 3605, DEELA ELLIS 3796, XYOKOR YAHL 3767, and 0. The least popular fighter this week was XYOKOR YAHL 3767. The other ten least popular fighters were DEELA ELLIS 3796, IGNORE 3605, RENNOR SIMM 3784, STINKY PETE 3790, MRS. POTATOE HEAD 3793, SMIRK 3606, SHRUG 3768, OPARA PERSI 3670, MORI NEB 3728, and 0.