DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/03/2007    Duedate: 11/30/2007

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-240

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SMIRK
CHEAP SHOTS (426)
(39-3606) [25-7-0,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SMIRK                          POSITION IS EMPTY
CHEAP SHOTS (426)              
(39-3606) [25-7-0,130]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OPARA PERSI                    OPARA PERSI
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
(39-3670) [20-21-0,90]         (39-3670) [20-21-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)        22
2. CHEAP SHOTS (426)           16      CHEAP SHOTS (426)
3. DREW'S BOYS (448)           15      Unchartered Team
4. DOG SOLDIERS II (443)        5
                                       DE-SKULLERS (403)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CHEAP SHOTS (426)        100  26  0 79.4   1/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      9  6 0
 2/ 2 DREW'S BOYS (448)         18   6  1 75.0   2/ 2 CHEAP SHOTS (426)         8  2 0
 3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     241 263  9 47.8   3/ 3 DREW'S BOYS (448)         5  2 0
 4/ 4 DOG SOLDIERS II (443)     32  48  4 40.0   4/ 4 DOG SOLDIERS II (443)     2 11 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 582): ZIMA of LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 465): PAUL ATREIDES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 590): OTIS 3 of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 586): M1A1 of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 585): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 589): GRUNT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 587): FATALITY of BRUTAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 581): SIR CUMFERENCE of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 573): PROGIDY, DAMMIT! of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 572): PARROT KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 546): PEG LEG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 536): SCROD BOY of INQUISITION CLONES (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 239): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 523): CELIE SHATTERSTONE of DELVERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 472): JACINTHE of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 226): PENELOTHE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 214): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 420): DARTH NIKILUS of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 191): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 462): 2 of NUMBERS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 582): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 465): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 590): OUR HIGHEST HONORS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 586): TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 585): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 589): MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 587): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 581): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 573): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 572): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 546): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 538): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 239): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 523): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 472): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 225): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 214): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 420): RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 191): QUARTERFLASH (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 464) TWISTED SESAME (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 582): ZIMA of LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 587): SOLDIER 3 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 586): SANDY SHORE of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 571): DR. DREAM of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
                           BLACK TIGER of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 535): RIQUETTIE of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 471): DARK SWEET TREAT of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 226): PENELOTHE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Look, I don't think I should have to write one of these anyway.  Seems like a
penalty to the duelmaster.  Plus, I have now been here nine times.  Nine penalties
for winning?  That sucks!  I've just about had it with this stupid concept.  One last
time will I write.  You hear?
     I am the best of the best on a pretty fine team.  Just look at that 79% record
we have!  This is why:
     ST - 5,11,13,13,19
     CN - 6,11,15,16,19
     SZ - 7,10,10,15,16
     WT - 3, 5, 7,13,17
     WL - 9,11,15,18,19
     SP - 8, 9,12,14,21
     DF - 7, 7, 7,12,20
Enough is that--we are just GOOD!  And it ain't the management.
              Smirk, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for DEELA ELLIS, who 
flew up 16 points in the rankings after mashing VETERAN MERCENARY like a melon.  Keep 
your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  
RENNOR SIMM was bested by SNEAK and drops 13 points.  Going for the gusto and coming 
up with aught but bloody knuckles was THE MIDDLE WAY's OPARA PERSI, who was turned 
away from the Duelmastership by SMIRK.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an 
onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid THE MIDDLE WAY, please raise you 
hand.  Wow.  Does XOCHITHLAN really have that many liars?  Okay, so I may not be 
funny, but catch CHEAP SHOTS' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly 
deft at running from THE MIDDLE WAY.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, 
IGNORE would be president.  Although it may be a contest it doesn't want to win.  In 
a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, PONY went after STINKY PETE, who was 
higher by 19 points.  Well, when the dust settled, PONY was subdued by STINKY PETE.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick 
your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMIRK 3606                   25   7  0   130       CHEAP SHOTS (426)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAKOR 3757                   10   6  1   100       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)
 IGNORE 3605                  15  12  0    97       CHEAP SHOTS (426)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OPARA PERSI 3670             20  21  0    90       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-EYE RAISE 3604               11   0  0    90       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 SHRUG 3768                    8   2  0    87       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 DEELA ELLIS 3796              6   1  0    76       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 MORI NEB 3728                17  11  0    74       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNEAK 3766                    5   3  0    57       CHEAP SHOTS (426)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STINKY PETE 3790              8   1  1    54       DREW'S BOYS (448)
 MRS. POTATOE HEAD 3793        7   3  0    49       DREW'S BOYS (448)
 XYOKOR YAHL 3767              6   9  0    37       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RENNOR SIMM 3784              4   6  0    37       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TUNTUN 3754                   6   8  0    30       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)
 PONY 3755                     6   9  0    27       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)
 NIUN 3764                     3   2  0    27       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TALON 3748                    4   4  2    18       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)
-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

Nakor -- I win; you lose.  Simple, eh? -- Smirk

Opara -- What Smirk said.  Heh, heh.  Just keep on ignoring it.  Yep. -- Ignore

Mori -- That didn't take very long, did it? -- Shrug

Smirk, Ignore, Shrug, Sneak, Eye Raise -- It is time to renegotiate new contracts.
Here are the proposed cuts in salary.  Feel free to negotiate lower. -- Cheap Shots
Management

Deela Ellis -- Stepped on the chocolates, burned the book, and killed the minstrel.
See ya soon. -- Pony

Rennor Simm -- Could you be any more blind?

Xyokox Yahl -- *bronx raspberry* -- Niln

     *please don't write so stylized, it makes it difficult to decipher the letters.
     -- NAIEI

If it weren't for that insufferable personality, I'd vote we thank Smirk for sparing
us the effort of writing a column.  As it is...I don't think I would thank that
wretched golem for standing in front of me and taking a meteorite strike. -- Opara
Persi

And if anyone thinks I'm going to waste my time writing a personal to that idiot
Ignore...!  Of many worthless things, a neutered Orc ranks high on the list. -- Opara
Persi
P.S.  Although making Popularity Leader on a scum-sympathy vote was fine, and a
suitable cock of the snook.

Watching that Shrug was so funny!  Not that I think an off-the-shoulder tunic was
appropriate on the sands, but its efforts to get it back ON its shoulders were, well,
I had to laugh!  To the detriment of my fighting efforts, but gods, it looked like
it had ants in its tunic!  Would've been more interesting yet with gender, of course,
but we can't have everything.  Unfortunately. -- Mori Neb

Mrs. Potatoe Head -- Better watch out, or you'll find yourself sliced and fried!
That would be bad, very fattening.  Avoid it, yes? -- Deela Ellis

Rirorni Janissary?  Who's been setting THAT up?  I can't say that the concept appeals
to me at ALL.  Can we kill them off?  Although it might be better to find the
pernicious person instituting the program and kill HIM off. -- Rennor Simm
P.S.  Would that be...what, King Feyen of the cheesy mustache?  I wouldn't trust
anyone who decorates his face with something like that!

Talon -- Not your best match, but you survived it, so that has to count on the
positive side.  But why aren't you sucking up the skills? -- Xyokor Yahl

23 October 2007
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                   *****                              *******
                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
                   *****                              *******
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9 TEAM (18 MANAGERS) have declared for the STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3!!!  There is
still time for you to join in on the competition.  The carnage begins TURN 263!!!!

ALL YOU NEED TO DO 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 December 4, 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).

3 November 2007
If you need to send an email to RSI, please send it to CSR (at) reality.com.  Using
any other address makes it all but impossible that you'll receive a response. -- RSI

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHRUG was bested by NAKOR in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
SNEAK devastated RENNOR SIMM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
PONY was handily defeated by STINKY PETE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SMIRK outwaited OPARA PERSI in a popular 7 minute master's Title brawl.
IGNORE luckily beat MORI NEB in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gruesome master's match.
DEELA ELLIS savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
MRS. POTATOE HEAD devastated NIUN in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
XYOKOR YAHL handily defeated TALON in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
TUNTUN was vanquished by RIRORNI HORSEMAN 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|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 240 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SMIRK 3606                 25   7  0  130 CHEAP SHOTS (426)
SLASHING ATTACK  NAKOR 3757                 10   6  1  100 DOG SOLDIERS II (443)
STRIKING ATTACK  SHRUG 3768                  8   2  0   87 CHEAP SHOTS (426)
WALL OF STEEL    MORI NEB 3728              17  11  0   74 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
AIMED BLOW       SNEAK 3766                  5   3  0   57 CHEAP SHOTS (426)
BASHING ATTACK   STINKY PETE 3790            8   1  1   54 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 MORI NEB 3728, 
NAKOR 3757, DEELA ELLIS 3796, XYOKOR YAHL 3767, SHRUG 3768, SNEAK 3766, STINKY PETE 
3790, MRS. POTATOE HEAD 3793, SMIRK 3606, and IGNORE 3605.

The least popular fighter this week was PONY 3755.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RENNOR SIMM 3784, TUNTUN 3754, TALON 3748, NIUN 3764, IGNORE 3605, 
SMIRK 3606, MRS. POTATOE HEAD 3793, STINKY PETE 3790, SNEAK 3766, and SHRUG 3768.