DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/20/2007    Duedate: 11/02/2007

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-523

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CELIE SHATTERSTONE
DELVERS (154)
(42-4404) [15-9-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ROCKSOCK                       HISTORICAL LANDMARKS
DELVERS (154)                  BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)
(42-4253) [22-25-0,107]        (42-4371) [5-0-1,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ROCKSOCK                       CHRISTELLINA
DELVERS (154)                  DELVERS (154)
(42-4253) [22-25-0,107]        (42-4405) [10-14-0,44]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)    34
2. DELVERS (154)               31      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)         5      Unchartered Team
4. KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)      0
5. ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)      -15      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)  10   1  2 90.9   1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     10  5 0
 2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     524 374 26 58.4   2/ 3 DELVERS (154)             7  8 0
 3/ 3 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)    113 123  5 47.9   3/ 2 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)     6  9 0
 4/ 4 DELVERS (154)            531 694 13 43.3   4/ 4*BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)  5  1 1
 5- 5 KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)   29  38  4 43.3   5- 5 KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)   0  1 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 464): 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 586): SANDY SHORE of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 581): SIR CUMFERENCE of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 572): PROGIDY, DAMMIT! of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 571): DR. DREAM of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 545): IRON MAN of ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 535): RIQUETTIE of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 239): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 522): KILLER KABUIK of ELEMENTS OF ZEN (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 471): 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 464): TEAM HAVOK (?, 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 586): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 581): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 572): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 571): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 545): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 535): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 239): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 522): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 471): BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of RODEKI!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  HISTORICAL LANDMARKS caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested HONG KONG FOOEY and was 
awarded 26 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, 
HISTORICAL LANDMARKS put down HONG KONG FOOEY, causing him to lose 23 points of 
recognition in the process.  The city has turned out in honor of CELIE SHATTERSTONE, 
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?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city RODEKI.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  ELEMENTS OF ZEN is feared.  This much I can say.  If you 
didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of COLOR ME 
SUAVE last week.  Busy avoiding ELEMENTS OF ZEN?  Loose talk at the arena has reached 
my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after ASBENTA.  
Watch your back!  For some warriors honor is not important--only empty victory.  See, 
gladiators, how MOIST TOWELETTE of COLOR ME SUAVE challenged down 16 points to JADE 
TIGER.  The Fates are not kind to the cowardly, as evidenced by the fact that MOIST 
TOWELETTE was subdued by JADE TIGER.  And who can now doubt that JADE TIGER is a 
hardy opponent?  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems 
that WINKY DINK posted a challenge against the more highly recognized ROCKSOCK.  The 
results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand WINKY DINK was bested by ROCKSOCK.  Remember 
warriors, this is the discipline of steel.  I can not but mention with disdain the 
name of MATCHING SHIRTS who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 10 
points below in the rankings.  I thought MATCHING SHIRTS showed great skill and 
promise when he subdued ASBENTA.  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!   
     The girls are as pretty in RODEKI as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by 
the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CELIE SHATTERSTONE 4404      15   9  0    99       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKSOCK 4253                22  25  0   107       DELVERS (154)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KILLER KABUKI 3231           14  11  0    86       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
 WINKY DINK 4407              12  10  0    74       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOLLYMOOP 4429                9   3  0    66       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 MISO SOUP 3167               17  13  0    64       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
 HISTORICAL LANDMARKS 4371     5   0  1    64       BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JADE TIGER 3509               9  11  1    55       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
 MASTER PO 3527                9   6  0    50       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
 CHRISTELLINA 4405            10  14  0    44       DELVERS (154)
 HONG KONG FOOEY 3524         10   7  0    43       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
 MOIST TOWELETTE 4430          5   6  1    34       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHEESY SQUEEZER 4436          3   3  0    32       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 MATCHING SHIRTS 4369          4   1  0    25       BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)
 SUCKFOOT 4437                 3   2  0    24       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STANDING AND GAWKING 4368     1   0  1    19       BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)
 ASBENTA 4434                  1   5  0     8       DELVERS (154)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DACIMOUSEL 4438               0   1  0     1       DELVERS (154)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BISSELDA 4435          2  3 0 DELVERS 154           HISTORICAL LANDM 4371 522         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Historical Landmarks -- I never was much of a tourist.  Just couldn't get into it. --
Ghost of Bisselda
P.S.  But this was CLEARLY not my day.
P.P.S.  I don't know whether you burying my body in the sands was insulting or simply
proper tidy-mindedness.  But don't do it again.

Matching Shirts -- I don't think so! -- Asbenta
P.S.  For one thing, any shirt that fit you would look like a tent on me, and I never
did care for camping out.

Killer Kabuki -- That was WELL done!  Three skills, a rating (both of which
presuppose survival), and I don't have to do a column this time!  What more can I ask
here and now? -- Celie Shatterstone

Kung-Fu is not a thing a mining golem could reasonably be expected to know.  I do not
know it.  But I know ore-crushing, and I crushed the Kung-Fu Master as though he were
a body of ore.  An unreasonably active body of ore, as though rolling down a hill,
perhaps, but I am not defeated in the business of crushing ore. -- Rocksock

Master Po -- I hate it when you do that "po-faced" thing and smirk while I run around
in circles and fall down.  It makes me feel like such an idiot, and I'm not, really.
Just very frustrated. -- Christellina

17 October 2007
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                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
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The time is fast approaching and soon the SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3 will be upon us.  9 teams
(a total of 18 managers) have announced for what promises to be a fierce competition
in DM 45.  You still have time to join the fun!

ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS:

*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 4th, 2007).  You may diplo them
to Master Darque or have them shipped directly to him.  Email MD for a home address.

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

WINKY DINK was devastated by ROCKSOCK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
HOLLYMOOP won victory over MISO SOUP in a action packed 4 minute Challenge battle.
MOIST TOWELETTE was demolished by JADE TIGER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MATCHING SHIRTS devastated ASBENTA in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
KILLER KABUKI was subdued by CELIE SHATTERSTONE in a 2 minute Title competition.
HONG KONG FOOEY was overpowered by HISTORICAL LANDMARKS in a 1 minute struggle.
MASTER PO unbelievably bested CHEESY SQUEEZER in a popular 3 minute competition.
CHRISTELLINA was unbelievably bested by FRATSFA SLAVE in a 3 minute uneven duel.
SUCKFOOT vanquished DACIMOUSEL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    26 -   9 -  2      74  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  14 -  0      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 523 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         1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  CELIE SHATTERSTONE 4404    15   9  0   99 DELVERS (154)
WALL OF STEEL    KILLER KABUKI 3231         14  11  0   86 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WINKY DINK 4407            12  10  0   74 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
TOTAL PARRY      MISO SOUP 3167             17  13  0   64 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
BASHING ATTACK   HISTORICAL LANDMARKS 4371   5   0  1   64 BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)
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 HOLLYMOOP 4429, 
CELIE SHATTERSTONE 4404, CHEESY SQUEEZER 4436, MATCHING SHIRTS 4369, JADE TIGER 3509, 
SUCKFOOT 4437, ASBENTA 4434, HISTORICAL LANDMARKS 4371, MASTER PO 3527, and ROCKSOCK 
4253.

The least popular fighter this week was DACIMOUSEL 4438.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MOIST TOWELETTE 4430, MISO SOUP 3167, WINKY DINK 4407, HONG KONG FOOEY 
3524, KILLER KABUKI 3231, ROCKSOCK 4253, MASTER PO 3527, HISTORICAL LANDMARKS 4371, 
ASBENTA 4434, and SUCKFOOT 4437.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CELIE SHATTERSTONE (42-4404) DELVERS (154)