DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/08/2007    Duedate: 10/05/2007

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-238

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SMIRK
CHEAP SHOTS (426)
(39-3606) [23-7-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SMIRK                          MRS. POTATOE HEAD
CHEAP SHOTS (426)              DREW'S BOYS (448)
(39-3606) [23-7-0,124]         (39-3793) [6-2-0,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OPARA PERSI                    OPARA PERSI
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
(39-3670) [20-19-0,111]        (39-3670) [20-19-0,111]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CHEAP SHOTS (426)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)        43
2. CHEAP SHOTS (426)           19      CHEAP SHOTS (426)
3. DREW'S BOYS (448)           11      Unchartered Team
4. DOG SOLDIERS II (443)      -19
                                       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)         94  25  0 79.0   1/ 2 CHEAP SHOTS (426)         8  2 0
 2/ 2*DREW'S BOYS (448)         15   5  1 75.0   2/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      8  7 0
 3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     236 258  9 47.8   3/ 3*DREW'S BOYS (448)         5  2 0
 4/ 0 DOG SOLDIERS II (443)     31  41  4 43.1   4/ 0 DOG SOLDIERS II (443)     1  4 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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 578): HORTATOR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 461): 4 BRIDGES of OUT THE WINDOW (JE, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 586): ULDI SHOON of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 582): FOOT BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 581): HELENE JUSTE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 585): GEN. JACKSON of THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 583): MOSES of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 577): LIRVEL MOORN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 569): AKAI of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 568): CANNON FODDER of LIGHT BRIGADE (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 542): BLOOD THIRSTER of VOW TO DESTROY (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 532): DASHER of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 237): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 519): CELIE SHATTERSTONE of DELVERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 468): BLACK CLANSMAN of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 224): GLUM of JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 212): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 416): ERFIN GORAM of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 189): CRYBABY of OUTLAWS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 460): VAGABOND of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 578): SHE'S CRAFTY (Swinetiger, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 461): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 585): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 582): TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 581): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 584): MACHINES OF WAR (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 583): IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 577): THE ABYSMALS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 569): BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 568): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 542): FRIENDLY FIRE (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 532): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 237): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 518): ELEMENTS OF ZEN (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 468): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 223): JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 210): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 416): RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 189): SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 460) TWISTED SESAME (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 578): HORTATOR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                            PRAESENTIUS of ROMAN EMPIRE (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 586): ULDI SHOON of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 582): FOOT BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 580): STAR ROD of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 585): GEN. JACKSON of THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 577): LIRVEL MOORN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 569): AKAI of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                (turn 568): VOLITAN LIONFISH of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 532): DASHER of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 517): DELARWARE RUN of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 468): BLACK CLANSMAN of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
                 (turn 467): AILLENDEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 416): ERFIN GORAM of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, here I am again of course.  As expected.  Ho hum.  I have no words of
wisdom that you near-common folk would understand, so I will simply say
Phbbbbllllllllttttttttttt!!  You disgust me!
          Enough said,
             Smirk

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to XOCHITHLAN once again!  Woof!  THE MIDDLE WAY were a bunch of 
dogs after CHEAP SHOTS got through with 'em!  2nd ain't so sweet as 1st!  What's with 
RENNOR SIMM?  He actually beat DOG SOLDIERS II's TUNTUN, and walked away with 16 more 
points from the fight.  Major screwup at DOG SOLDIERS II.  PONY lost 14 points to 
DEELA ELLIS.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe PONY will provide more easy 
wins...  NAKOR was reminded on the sands why SMIRK is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be 
nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses 
of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
DREW'S BOYS.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at CHEAP SHOTS ain't reelin'!  
DREW'S BOYS' mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, 
OPARA PERSI!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  Maybe CHEAP 
SHOTS' IGNORE is one of those beasts who likes pain, or something.  That's what it'll 
get next week, after challenging up 38 to OPARA PERSI.  IGNORE found one way to 
advance:  challenging OPARA PERSI and losing, but getting 2 points.  No brain, no 
pain.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, 
places to go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMIRK 3606                   23   7  0   124       CHEAP SHOTS (426)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OPARA PERSI 3670             20  19  0   111       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EYE RAISE 3604               11   0  0    90       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 NAKOR 3757                    9   5  1    90       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)
 MORI NEB 3728                17   9  0    89       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 IGNORE 3605                  13  12  0    73       CHEAP SHOTS (426)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHRUG 3768                    7   1  0    66       CHEAP SHOTS (426)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MRS. POTATOE HEAD 3793        6   2  0    49       DREW'S BOYS (448)
 STINKY PETE 3790              6   1  1    47       DREW'S BOYS (448)
 DEELA ELLIS 3796              4   1  0    47       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-SNEAK 3766                    4   3  0    43       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 RENNOR SIMM 3784              3   5  0    41       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 NIUN 3764                     3   1  0    35       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PONY 3755                     6   7  0    28       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TUNTUN 3754                   6   7  0    25       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TALON 3748                    4   2  2    21       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)
 XYOKOR YAHL 3767              4   9  0    21       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 REX 3795                      1   0  0    13       DREW'S BOYS (448)
-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

What!  A loss!  You Cheap Shots are losers! -- Cheap Shot Management

Opara -- Go find a peach and suck on it.  I know it is difficult for you to
understand in this hard, hard world. -- Smirk (hugely smirking)

Deela Ellis -- One little shrug was all it took. -- Shrug

Mori Neb -- Well, you were mediocre.  I like that in an opponent.  At least you can
say you are far superior to Opara. -- Smirk

Ignore?  Why should I write a personal to that loser?  I know how to handle it. --
Opara Persi
P.S.  A neutered orc?  Have you ever heard of anything less worthy of notice?

Shrug -- Golems.  Why talk to 'em? -- Deela Ellis

Smirk -- (sneer) -- Mori Neb

Stinky Pete -- (eyes watering)  That's...awesome.  Go try it on the Cheap Shots. --
Xyokor Yahl

We're so hard up for standbys we have to impress a Rirorni Woman into service?
Cheese, I feel so manly. -- Rennor Simm

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).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IGNORE was viciously subdued by OPARA PERSI in a 5 minute master's Challenge fight.
SHRUG handily defeated MRS. POTATOE HEAD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SMIRK won victory over NAKOR in a popular 3 minute mismatched Title brawl.
MORI NEB overpowered RIRORNI OFFICER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PONY was devastated by DEELA ELLIS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
STINKY PETE devastated TALON in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TUNTUN was handily defeated by RENNOR SIMM in a 1 minute uneven fight.
NIUN vanquished XYOKOR YAHL in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
REX overpowered RIRORNI DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   1 -  0      89  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   8 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 238 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      2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                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                 23   7  0  124 CHEAP SHOTS (426)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    OPARA PERSI 3670           20  19  0  111 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
SLASHING ATTACK  NAKOR 3757                  9   5  1   90 DOG SOLDIERS II (443)
WALL OF STEEL    MORI NEB 3728              17   9  0   89 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
STRIKING ATTACK  SHRUG 3768                  7   1  0   66 CHEAP SHOTS (426)
AIMED BLOW       MRS. POTATOE HEAD 3793      6   2  0   49 DREW'S BOYS (448)
BASHING ATTACK   STINKY PETE 3790            6   1  1   47 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 OPARA PERSI 3670.  The ten other most popular fighters were NAKOR 3757, NIUN 
3764, SHRUG 3768, MORI NEB 3728, DEELA ELLIS 3796, RENNOR SIMM 3784, REX 3795, SMIRK 
3606, PONY 3755, and STINKY PETE 3790.

The least popular fighter this week was TALON 3748.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MRS. POTATOE HEAD 3793, IGNORE 3605, XYOKOR YAHL 3767, TUNTUN 3754, 
STINKY PETE 3790, PONY 3755, SMIRK 3606, REX 3795, RENNOR SIMM 3784, and DEELA ELLIS 
3796.