DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/02/2007    Duedate: 08/15/2007

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-507

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DRACO EL TANNJN
TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
(43-4516) [15-9-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DRACO EL TANNJN                POSITION IS EMPTY
TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)         
(43-4516) [15-9-1,107]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SOLDIER 2                      SOLDIER 2
MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)        MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
(43-4473) [10-4-1,48]          (43-4473) [10-4-1,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)      27
2. EASTERN HORDE (430)          9      MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)      6      Unchartered Team
4. ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)       0
5. THE FAMILY (116)            -3      EASTERN HORDE (430)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)   50  16  3 75.8   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)   8  5 2
 2- 2 ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)    34  19  2 64.2   2/ 2 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)    8  5 1
 3/ 3*EASTERN HORDE (430)       12  10  1 54.5   3/ 3 THE FAMILY (116)          6  8 1
 4/ 4 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)   174 175 20 49.9   4- 4 ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)    4  1 0
 5/ 5 THE FAMILY (116)         549 618 12 47.0   5/ 5*EASTERN HORDE (430)       0  4 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly VEASTIAN games.  KURESSA D'GEN caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested HAL LASKO and was awarded 14 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SOLDIER 3 put down 
SJORDHAL, causing him to lose 11 points of recognition in the process.  As is 
fitting, the most sought after warrior on the challenge boards this week was none 
other than Duelmaster THOMAS FOWLER himself.  Most watched of the fights this week, 
the spotlight was on DRACO EL TANNJN as he bore arms against the challenge of 
reigning Duelmaster THOMAS FOWLER.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the 
usurper.  All hail DRACO EL TANNJN, Duelmaster of VEASTIAN!  Heed this!  A seer has 
warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just 
remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  VEASTIAN, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is TERMAGANT VOTARY, a guild shunned and avoided 
by many in the weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it 
was that spent the better part of last week avoiding TERMAGANT VOTARY.  Indeed it was 
MEDAL OF HONOR 27.   
     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 VEASTIAN as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 DRACO EL TANNJN 4516         15   9  1   107       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ETTORE HSIDAR 4501           14  10  1    99       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 THOMAS FOWLER 4472           11   1  0    92       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KURESSA D'GEN 4480           20  15  0    86       THE FAMILY (116)
-MUSHAD 4287                   5   1  1    76       EASTERN HORDE (430)
-BENGAL 4444                   7   4  0    68       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAL LASKO 4545                8   4  3    63       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
-JAGUAR 4440                   8   3  0    62       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 4 4474                9   5  2    56       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
-LION 4442                     9   2  0    54       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)
 SOLDIER 3 4471               10   4  0    49       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 SOLDIER 2 4473               10   4  1    48       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 SJORDHAL 4523                 8  15  0    39       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INZOLAS 4288                  3   3  0    33       EASTERN HORDE (430)
 J'KOROU 4560                  5   1  1    32       THE FAMILY (116)
-PEACE 4306                    4   0  0    28       EASTERN HORDE (430)
 DAI ZE DAI 4567               2   0  1    26       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 DOLT DIMWIT 4543              3  11  0    24       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SILVERBACK 4559               1   1  0    20       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)
 SOLDIER 1 4566                2   0  0    17       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
-TIMBER WOLF 4537              1   1  1     5       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)
 NORILTENNE 4573               1   1  0     5       THE FAMILY (116)
 JANTRU 4578                   0   1  0     1       THE FAMILY (116)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BROLLY 4577            0  1 0 EASTERN HORDE 430     DARK CHAMPION 24      507 NONE    
BU 4576                0  1 0 EASTERN HORDE 430     SHEWISH GIANT 21      507 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TORANJ 4525            5 14 0 THE FAMILY 116        SOLDIER 4 4474        506         
SOLDIER 1 4475         8  2 0 MEDAL OF HONOR 27 447 ETTORE HSIDAR 4501    503 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Thomas Fowler -- You Medal of Honor guys have sneaked up on us.  Time to set things
right. -- Ettore Hsidar

Kuressa D'Gen -- Just one skill?  I am disappointed. -- Draco El Tannjn

Soldier 3 -- That's more like it.  That's what we want. -- Hal Lasko

Draco el Tannjn -- Bah. -- Kuressa d'Gen

Draco el Tannjn -- Jorja says that was "not conversation."  Humbug.  What have we to
converse about?  Have you read any good books lately?  Consumed any bood gooks?
(They do them well at the Harborside Restaurant and School of Fine Gookery.)  What
will the hemlines do this year, do you think?  See, no conversation. -- Kuressa d'Gen

Soldier 2 -- When you're number two, you're supposed to try harder. -- Sjordhal
P.S.  But it's okay if you'd rather not.  This works for me.

Soldier 4 -- Huh!  See if I ever teach you four skills again! -- Ghost of Toranj
P.S.  Too bad I couldn't have been killed by a Termagant, they'd appreciate it more.

A Convicted Thief?  He deserves everything that happens to him. -- J'Korou

The Beggar was not formidable, or even particularly Persistent.  We can do without
him, although we might consider shipping him to our opponents, for instance, to the
Andorians.  Let them deal with him. -- Noriltenne

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

BROLLY was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BU was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
THOMAS FOWLER was subdued by DRACO EL TANNJN in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
HAL LASKO was devastated by KURESSA D'GEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DOLT DIMWIT was subdued by J'KOROU in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
DAI ZE DAI devastated NORILTENNE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ETTORE HSIDAR devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SJORDHAL was viciously subdued by SOLDIER 3 in a 1 minute gruesome fight.
SOLDIER 2 viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute expert vs. beginner duel.
SOLDIER 4 viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute gory fight.
SOLDIER 1 beat JANTRU in a popular 1 minute novice's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  1     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW         7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  20 -  3      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  28 -  4      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 507 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  DRACO EL TANNJN 4516       15   9  1  107 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
STRIKING ATTACK  ETTORE HSIDAR 4501         14  10  1   99 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
AIMED BLOW       THOMAS FOWLER 4472         11   1  0   92 MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
LUNGING ATTACK   KURESSA D'GEN 4480         20  15  0   86 THE FAMILY (116)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SOLDIER 2 4473.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SOLDIER 2 4473.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOLDIER 4 4474, KURESSA 
D'GEN 4480, SOLDIER 3 4471, SOLDIER 1 4566, THOMAS FOWLER 4472, DRACO EL TANNJN 4516, 
J'KOROU 4560, ETTORE HSIDAR 4501, BU 4576, and DOLT DIMWIT 4543.

The least popular fighter this week was SJORDHAL 4523.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NORILTENNE 4573, HAL LASKO 4545, BROLLY 4577, JANTRU 4578, DAI ZE DAI 
4567, DOLT DIMWIT 4543, BU 4576, ETTORE HSIDAR 4501, J'KOROU 4560, and DRACO EL 
TANNJN 4516.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DRACO EL TANNJN (43-4516) TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)