DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/25/2007    Duedate: 09/07/2007

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-519

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CELIE SHATTERSTONE
DELVERS (154)
(42-4404) [13-7-0,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CELIE SHATTERSTONE             HISTORICAL LANDMARKS
DELVERS (154)                  BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)
(42-4404) [13-7-0,90]          (42-4371) [1-0-0,13]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ROCKSOCK                       CELIE SHATTERSTONE
DELVERS (154)                  DELVERS (154)
(42-4253) [18-25-0,83]         (42-4404) [13-7-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        46
2. BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)    22      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)      1      Unchartered Team
4. BEASTIAL LEGION (391)        0
5. DELVERS (154)                0      BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)   3   0  1  100   1/ 1 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)     9  6 0
 2/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     511 367 26 58.2   2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      7  7 0
 3- 2 BEASTIAL LEGION (391)     36  32  4 52.9   3/ 4 DELVERS (154)             6  7 0
 4/ 3 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)    104 112  5 48.1   4- 3 BEASTIAL LEGION (391)     5  0 0
 5/ 5 DELVERS (154)            523 682 13 43.4   5/ 0*BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)  2  0 0
 6/ 4 KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)   28  37  4 43.1   6/ 5 KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)   0  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, Quick Dead Hammer was not as quick as she might have been, but she should
be glad she isn't dead, either.  It was tempting.

                                  Celie Shatterstone

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail RODEKI!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, CHEESY SQUEEZER fought BISSELDA and gained 18 points and 
contributed to COLOR ME SUAVE's 3-2-0.  BISSELDA has lost to CHEESY SQUEEZER, falling 
11 points, while helping make DELVERS a 2-3-0 turn.  Defending hers title for another 
turn, CELIE SHATTERSTONE kept ELEMENTS OF ZEN's warrior, MISO SOUP, from claiming the 
throne.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing 
fighters do dishes at The Warty Toad until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  BEASTIAL LEGION has cause to stand 
tall, as they were RODEKI's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And avoiding BEASTIAL LEGION more than any other team we find COLOR ME 
SUAVE.  RODEKI, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  In a brave 
attempt, HOLLYMOOP from COLOR ME SUAVE challenged up 23 points to fight JADE TIGER 
from the ELEMENTS OF ZEN stable.  HOLLYMOOP perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as 
he beat JADE TIGER and ended up with 51 recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that RODEKI has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in RODEKI and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in RODEKI again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CELIE SHATTERSTONE 4404      13   7  0    90       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WOLVERINE 4374               10   4  1    97       BEASTIAL LEGION (391)
-RHINO 4384                    8   3  2    95       BEASTIAL LEGION (391)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKSOCK 4253                18  25  0    83       DELVERS (154)
 QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214       13  22  2    79       KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)
-BADGER 4375                  10   5  0    72       BEASTIAL LEGION (391)
 MISO SOUP 3167               17   9  0    67       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
 KILLER KABUKI 3231           12   9  0    67       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HONG KONG FOOEY 3524          8   5  0    55       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
 HOLLYMOOP 4429                6   2  0    51       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 WINKY DINK 4407               9   9  0    44       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 MOIST TOWELETTE 4430          3   4  1    42       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 JADE TIGER 3509               8   8  1    41       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
 CHRISTELLINA 4405             9  11  0    38       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONGOOSE 4406                 2   2  0    28       BEASTIAL LEGION (391)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MASTER PO 3527                5   6  0    21       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
-STANDING AND GAWKING 4368     1   0  1    19       BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)
 CHEESY SQUEEZER 4436          1   1  0    19       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-MAN EATER 4433                1   0  0    13       BEASTIAL LEGION (391)
 HISTORICAL LANDMARKS 4371     1   0  0    13       BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)
 MATCHING SHIRTS 4369          1   0  0     9       BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)
 ASBENTA 4434                  1   1  0     7       DELVERS (154)
 BISSELDA 4435                 1   1  0     4       DELVERS (154)
 SUCKFOOT 4437                 0   1  0     1       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RITA PYE 4414          6  5 0 DELVERS 154           MOIST TOWELETTE 4430  516         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Delaware Run -- It is what you do, is it not?  You run on to other places.  So it is.
-- Rocksock

Miso Soup -- I want NOTHING to do with you.  The whole comcept is revolting.  Not,
perhaps, as revolting as bird's-nest soup, but still, not something I want for
dinner.  Or lunch, or whatever. -- Christellina

Cheesy Squeezer -- Huh, that was a disappointment.  I was hoping for cheese to run
out your ears and stuff. -- Asbenta
P.S.  Okay, so it's crude.  I'm an orc.

I don't tolerate beggars, and if the arenamaster hadn't stepped in, I'd've killed
that one.  It would have been more honest of him, if he wanted something of mine, to
try to just TAKE it.  And most honest of all, to go to work and EARN some money for
his beer. -- Bisselda
P.S.  I'm an orc, too.  Get used to it.

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

HOLLYMOOP unbelievably bested JADE TIGER in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
WINKY DINK bested CHRISTELLINA in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
CHEESY SQUEEZER demolished BISSELDA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
CELIE SHATTERSTONE savagely defeated MISO SOUP in a 2 minute Title duel.
KILLER KABUKI was defeated by ROCKSOCK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's fight.
QUICK DEAD HAMMER was bested by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute veteran's duel.
MOIST TOWELETTE was beaten by HONG KONG FOOEY in a 1 minute brawl.
MASTER PO unbelievably bested ASBENTA in a 2 minute expert vs. beginner fight.
MATCHING SHIRTS won victory over SUCKFOOT in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
HISTORICAL LANDMARKS overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  13 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  14 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  16 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 519 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  CELIE SHATTERSTONE 4404    13   7  0   90 DELVERS (154)
TOTAL PARRY      MISO SOUP 3167             17   9  0   67 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
WALL OF STEEL    KILLER KABUKI 3231         12   9  0   67 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
BASHING ATTACK   HONG KONG FOOEY 3524        8   5  0   55 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HOLLYMOOP 4429              6   2  0   51 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ROCKSOCK 4253.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CELIE SHATTERSTONE 4404.  The ten other most popular fighters were ASBENTA 4434, 
MATCHING SHIRTS 4369, JADE TIGER 3509, SUCKFOOT 4437, ROCKSOCK 4253, HOLLYMOOP 4429, 
WINKY DINK 4407, CHEESY SQUEEZER 4436, HONG KONG FOOEY 3524, and MASTER PO 3527.

The least popular fighter this week was MOIST TOWELETTE 4430.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MISO SOUP 3167, BISSELDA 4435, HISTORICAL LANDMARKS 4371, QUICK 
DEAD HAMMER 4214, KILLER KABUKI 3231, CHRISTELLINA 4405, MASTER PO 3527, HONG KONG 
FOOEY 3524, CHEESY SQUEEZER 4436, and WINKY DINK 4407.