DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/31/2007    Duedate: 08/13/2007

KATI-TEI ARENA

DM-41    TURN-515

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

REIGN OF BLADES
THE PLAGUE (93)
(41-2087) [13-6-1,137]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

REIGN OF BLADES                ZING FREGADO
THE PLAGUE (93)                CULT OF THE SUN (386)
(41-2087) [13-6-1,137]         (41-4245) [2-2-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAMBLING OX                    REIGN OF BLADES
WANDERERS (329)                THE PLAGUE (93)
(41-4280) [11-9-1,75]          (41-2087) [13-6-1,137]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CULT OF THE SUN (386)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE PLAGUE (93)             27
2. WANDERERS (329)             20      THE PLAGUE (93)
3. CULT OF THE SUN (386)        1      Unchartered Team
4. MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)      0
                                       CULT OF THE SUN (386)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*CULT OF THE SUN (386)     13   7  2 65.0   1/ 1*CULT OF THE SUN (386)    11  4 2
 2- 2 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)   89  49  7 64.5   2/ 3 THE PLAGUE (93)           7  8 1
 3/ 4 THE PLAGUE (93)          214 208 15 50.7   3/ 2 WANDERERS (329)           7  8 0
 4/ 5 WANDERERS (329)          490 538 13 47.7   4- 4 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)   1  3 1

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, KATI-TEI?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see LORIMINA win a fight and gain 15 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, LORIMINA beat 
JABALI JUNHAO and JABALI JUNHAO lost 12 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, KATI-TEI may be getting bland, as REIGN OF BLADES stays 
top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you 
this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, KATI-TEI?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  WANDERERS, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were 
this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who 
led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was 
THE PLAGUE.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, TERRPONE was this turn's 
most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  Looks like time for 
laurels or hemlock, VALGARD was challenged by ZING FREGADO, who was ranked 27 points 
below him.  Not that I'm surprised or anything, but ZING FREGADO was beat by VALGARD, 
leaving the latter lower for recognition points.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in KATI-TEI to get a drink than The Warty Toad! 
Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city of 
KATI-TEI.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REIGN OF BLADES 2087         13   6  1   137       THE PLAGUE (93)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WILLIAM CRAWFORD 4241        17  13  0   110       MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)
-JAMES DOOLITTLE 4237         18   7  1    93       MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAMBLING OX 4280             11   9  1    75       WANDERERS (329)
 FORANDIN 4272                15  10  0    69       WANDERERS (329)
 VALGARD 4274                 13  11  1    68       WANDERERS (329)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZING FREGADO 4245             2   2  0    34       CULT OF THE SUN (386)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORIMINA 4322                 4   2  0    26       WANDERERS (329)
 HORA DE ATTAQUE 4246          3   1  0    25       CULT OF THE SUN (386)
 BLINDED BY KNOWING 4290       4   8  0    24       THE PLAGUE (93)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACOSO JUNHAO 4244            3   1  1    20       CULT OF THE SUN (386)
 JABALI JUNHAO 4243            2   2  1    15       CULT OF THE SUN (386)
 RAISE THE ABYSS 4331          1   1  0    14       THE PLAGUE (93)
-GRUNT 3 4324                  1   1  1    12       MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)
 PARAR RAYOS 4242              3   1  0    10       CULT OF THE SUN (386)
 TERRPONE 4325                 2   2  0     8       WANDERERS (329)
-GRUNT 1 4327                  0   1  0     1       MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)
-GRUNT 2 4328                  0   1  0     1       MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEE 1  0  1 0   1                   JACOSO JUNHAO 4244    515 NONE    
REPLACEMENT HELL 4333  0  1 0 THE PLAGUE 93         STONE GOLEM 26        515 NONE    
CALL THE PRIEST 4332   0  1 0 THE PLAGUE 93         DARK CHAMPION 24      515 NONE    
RED TENTICLE 4326      0  1 0 THE PLAGUE 93         GRUNT 3 4324          513         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lorimina -- You can't beat me.  I stop lightning for a living. -- Parar Rayos

Terrpone -- That's about as even a fight you can get.  I'd say we're evenly matched.
-- Jabali Hunhao

Raise the Abyss -- No no, don't raise the abyss.  That's dangerous.  I'll do what's
needed to stop you. -- Jacoso Junhao

Blinded by Knowing -- I wish all my opponents were blind. -- Zing Fregado

Jabali Junhao -- Er, ah.  Hmm.  My teammates tell me that I "needed" that loss, that
an undefeated record would be a dangerous thing to retain.  I'd've liked to try,
though. -- Terrpone

Parar Rayos -- I'll probably get a sunburn, you know.  And it'll be YOUR fault. --
Lorimina

Reign of Blades -- Gods, you're a slippery little thing!  But at least I made you
work for that win. -- Rambling Ox, frankly admiring

An elbow smash to the KNEE?  Nobody told me the Kung-Fu Master is also a
contortionist. -- Frandin

I just don't know what to make of this Honest Merchant guy.  Is he honest, thus can't
make enough as a merchant that he has to fight in the arena too?  Or is he an "Honest
John" type whose honesty is...debatable? -- Valgard

Reaper -- This is true.  And it's too hot for this stuff.  Somebody needs to clean it
up. -- Leeta

Reign of Blades -- Do you suppose if I got out the umbrella, it would rain?  The
farmers would like that. -- Rambling Ox
P.S.  (blushing and drawing patterns in the dust with his toe)  Dinner?  With me?

9 July 2007
I have not been receiving my physical turns in a reliable manner lately.  If there
are diplos with the turns that go missing, they're gone for good.  So if you send me
a diplo and do not see an acknowledgement of receipt in the personals, know that I
have not gotten it (yet).  If you have email, contact me at Livia AT reality DOT com.
If you don't have email, keep trying with the diplos.  We are working on this
problem. -- the Scribe/Jorja/Leeta
P.S.  If you email me, put "Re DM" on the subject line.

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

REPLACEMENT HELL was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
CALL THE PRIEST was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
ZING FREGADO was demolished by VALGARD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
HORA DE ATTAQUE devastated TERRPONE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
REIGN OF BLADES overpowered RAMBLING OX in a 2 minute mismatched Title match.
FORANDIN devastated THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JABALI JUNHAO was viciously subdued by LORIMINA in a 2 minute bloody match.
BLINDED BY KNOWING was handily defeated by FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute fight.
JACOSO JUNHAO slaughtered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
PARAR RAYOS was viciously subdued by RAISE THE ABYSS in a 10 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  15 -  4      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  11 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 515 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   REIGN OF BLADES 2087       13   6  1  137 THE PLAGUE (93)
STRIKING ATTACK  RAMBLING OX 4280           11   9  1   75 WANDERERS (329)
WALL OF STEEL    FORANDIN 4272              15  10  0   69 WANDERERS (329)
BASHING ATTACK   VALGARD 4274               13  11  1   68 WANDERERS (329)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RAMBLING OX 4280.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was REIGN OF BLADES 2087.  The ten other most popular fighters were VALGARD 
4274, RAMBLING OX 4280, FORANDIN 4272, LORIMINA 4322, HORA DE ATTAQUE 4246, JACOSO 
JUNHAO 4244, CALL THE PRIEST 4332, ZING FREGADO 4245, TERRPONE 4325, and JABALI 
JUNHAO 4243.

The least popular fighter this week was PARAR RAYOS 4242.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RAISE THE ABYSS 4331, REPLACEMENT HELL 4333, BLINDED BY KNOWING 
4290, JABALI JUNHAO 4243, TERRPONE 4325, ZING FREGADO 4245, CALL THE PRIEST 4332, 
JACOSO JUNHAO 4244, HORA DE ATTAQUE 4246, and LORIMINA 4322.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

REIGN OF BLADES (41-2087) THE PLAGUE (93)