DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/08/2007    Duedate: 09/21/2007

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-520

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

QUICK DEAD HAMMER
KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)
(42-4214) [14-22-2,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

QUICK DEAD HAMMER              HISTORICAL LANDMARKS
KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)        BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)
(42-4214) [14-22-2,98]         (42-4371) [2-0-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ROCKSOCK                       CHRISTELLINA
DELVERS (154)                  DELVERS (154)
(42-4253) [19-25-0,89]         (42-4405) [9-12-0,39]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)     19
2. ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)       16      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        14      Unchartered Team
4. BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)    13
5. DELVERS (154)              -10      BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)   5   0  1  100   1/ 1 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)     9  6 0
 2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     514 369 26 58.2   2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      8  7 0
 3/ 4 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)    107 114  5 48.4   3/ 3 DELVERS (154)             6  9 0
 4/ 6 KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)   29  37  4 43.9   4/ 5*BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)  4  0 0
 5/ 5 DELVERS (154)            524 686 13 43.3   5/ 6 KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)   1  2 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.

     I could not possibly have allowed Miso Soup to be duelmaster here.  It would
have been an offense against all right-thinking gluttons and carnivores everywhere,
and I would not wish to offend them--they're family!
     Besides, the whole thing was pathetic.

                                  Celie Shatterstone

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of RODEKI!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  KILLER KABUKI caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested VENOMOUS CONCUBINE and was 
awarded 13 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, WINKY 
DINK put down JADE TIGER, causing her to lose 7 points of recognition in the process. 
The city has turned out in honor of QUICK DEAD HAMMER, for with hers arena victory 
she may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  Would you believe that 
over half of the old women in RODEKI seem to feel that they could fight better than 
you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  BISSELDA take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in RODEKI.  I can not but mention with disdain the name of HISTORICAL 
LANDMARKS who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 9 points below in the 
rankings.  I thought HISTORICAL LANDMARKS showed great skill and promise when he won 
victory over BISSELDA.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks 
slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214       14  22  2    98       KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKSOCK 4253                19  25  0    89       DELVERS (154)
 KILLER KABUKI 3231           13   9  0    80       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
 CELIE SHATTERSTONE 4404      13   8  0    74       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISO SOUP 3167               17  10  0    66       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
 HONG KONG FOOEY 3524          9   5  0    62       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINKY DINK 4407              10   9  0    53       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 HOLLYMOOP 4429                7   2  0    53       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 CHRISTELLINA 4405             9  12  0    39       DELVERS (154)
 MOIST TOWELETTE 4430          3   5  1    36       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 JADE TIGER 3509               8   9  1    34       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MASTER PO 3527                6   6  0    25       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HISTORICAL LANDMARKS 4371     2   0  0    21       BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)
-STANDING AND GAWKING 4368     1   0  1    19       BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)
 CHEESY SQUEEZER 4436          1   2  0    16       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MATCHING SHIRTS 4369          2   0  0    14       BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)
 SUCKFOOT 4437                 1   1  0    13       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 ASBENTA 4434                  1   2  0     5       DELVERS (154)
 BISSELDA 4435                 1   2  0     5       DELVERS (154)

'-' 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 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Winky Dink -- I don't see how you can be suave when you're so short.  Isn't there
some kind of rule about that?  I mean, how can you be suave if you're always worried
about somebody stepping on you?  And people can't see you if the grass hasn't been
mowed for a couple of days?  It's true that there WAS a guy (and what a guy!), I
think in Dal Shang, but he was five foot THREE inches of manliness, and those extra
inches matter. -- Christellina
P.S.  Hey, I had to say SOMETHING, and the fight was too depressing to talk about.

Cheesy Squeezer -- Wow, WOMEN can be suave?  I didn't know that!  This could be
great.  You can show me how to do it, right? -- Bisselda
P.S.  Being an orc won't be a handicap, will it?  I know people say us orcs are "too
blunt" and, well, "too obvious," but that's just jealousy, right?  I can be suave!

Killer Kabuki -- I am not a kabuki, therefore I was not at risk in that fight. --
Rocksock
P.S.  Why are you gendered?  A golem is created to do a specific job, and if you were
created to fight, why confuse you with a gender attachment?  And if you were created
to use the gender, why put you in the arena?  Someone is not thinking clearly at your
guildhouse.

Master Po -- Well, no question why YOU are a gladiator.  A six-foot-two dwarf?  You
got thrown out of the tunnels, right?  Your people wouldn't have you. -- Asbenta
P.S.  Either that, or you showed up at the Commission Registration office needing a
shave, and the idiots there immediately put you down as a dwarf on that account.
They seem to be fixated on face hair = dwarf, regardless of height.  Idiots.

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

HISTORICAL LANDMARKS devastated BISSELDA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
MATCHING SHIRTS won victory over ASBENTA in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge battle.
CELIE SHATTERSTONE was overpowered by QUICK DEAD HAMMER in a 1 minute Title duel.
KILLER KABUKI bested VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
MISO SOUP was subdued by ROCKSOCK in a action packed 1 minute master's competition.
MOIST TOWELETTE was devastated by HONG KONG FOOEY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JADE TIGER was handily defeated by WINKY DINK in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CHRISTELLINA lost to HOLLYMOOP in a 2 minute duel.
MASTER PO won victory over CHEESY SQUEEZER in a 3 minute veteran vs. beginner duel.
SUCKFOOT 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  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  11 -  1      66  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  14 -  1      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   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 520 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    KILLER KABUKI 3231         13   9  0   80 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
SLASHING ATTACK  CELIE SHATTERSTONE 4404    13   8  0   74 DELVERS (154)
TOTAL PARRY      MISO SOUP 3167             17  10  0   66 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
BASHING ATTACK   HONG KONG FOOEY 3524        9   5  0   62 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WINKY DINK 4407            10   9  0   53 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 CHRISTELLINA 4405.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHEESY SQUEEZER 
4436, ROCKSOCK 4253, MATCHING SHIRTS 4369, KILLER KABUKI 3231, HISTORICAL LANDMARKS 
4371, QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214, HONG KONG FOOEY 3524, WINKY DINK 4407, HOLLYMOOP 4429, 
and MASTER PO 3527.

The least popular fighter this week was JADE TIGER 3509.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MOIST TOWELETTE 4430, MISO SOUP 3167, CELIE SHATTERSTONE 4404, ASBENTA 
4434, BISSELDA 4435, SUCKFOOT 4437, MASTER PO 3527, HOLLYMOOP 4429, WINKY DINK 4407, 
and HONG KONG FOOEY 3524.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

QUICK DEAD HAMMER (42-4214) KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)