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
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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

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.