DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/25/2007    Duedate: 11/07/2007

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-513

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THOMAS FOWLER
MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
(43-4472) [16-2-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THOMAS FOWLER                  POSITION IS EMPTY
MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)        
(43-4472) [16-2-0,121]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SOLDIER 2                      COOKIE
MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)        CROC FILES 2 (412)
(43-4473) [15-5-1,77]          (43-4111) [5-8-1,62]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)     36
2. TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)      36      MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
3. CROC FILES 2 (412)          20      Unchartered Team
4. THE FAMILY (116)           -28
                                       KIWI CONNECTION (409)

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)   69  26  3 72.6   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)   9  6 0
 2/ 2 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)   183 183 23 50.0   2/ 3 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)    8  6 3
 3/ 3 THE FAMILY (116)         563 634 12 47.0   3/ 2 THE FAMILY (116)          7  8 0
 4/ 4 CROC FILES 2 (412)        15  27  3 35.7   4/ 4 CROC FILES 2 (412)        1  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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 579): INCISOR of FANGS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 579): BACRADI LIMON of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 573): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 575): GOLDEN DOME of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 573): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 571): VENENOSO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 286): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 564): TYE FOON of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): SVEIN FORKBEARD of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 561): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 559): THE ANVIL of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 550): BILDIS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 512): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 261): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 242): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 440): MANDORALLEN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 427): ALAN JOHNSON of TPW FOREVER (TUM, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 418): ROEKFORT SIMS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 405): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): WANSTEAD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 375): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 372): ZAGWE BANSHEE of HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 360): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 465): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 579): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 579): HIGH HINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 573): DR. SEUSS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 575): JLG (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 573): COOL WORDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 571): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 286): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 564): POSITON IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 561): LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 569): NOT A SPORT (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 550): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 512): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 261): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 242): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 440): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 427): UNDERDOGS (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 418): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 405): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 375): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 372): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 360): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 464): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 579): ULTORINO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 579): BACRADI LIMON of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
               (turn 578): DEXTER of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 574): CHAUNCY of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 570): FLAVIUS VALERIUS of TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 564): TYE FOON of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): ULTHAR THYDRIM of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               SVEIN FORKBEARD of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 559): THE ANVIL of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 550): PITFALL HARRY of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 512): ETTORE HSIDAR of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): MY SLEEP of THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 241): SWEET AIR of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                              GERRICK GRIMM of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 440): BUCK FEVER of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 417): XANDER HAXAN of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): WANSTEAD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
                (turn 190): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 359): MIRIAL ADAMANT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail VEASTIAN!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, URIJAH TRIGG fought NORILTENNE and gained 18 points and 
contributed to TERMAGANT VOTARY's 3-2-1.  J'KOROU has lost to DAI ZE DAI, falling 8 
points, while helping make THE FAMILY a 1-4-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the 
Duelmaster have failed, and THOMAS FOWLER remains VEASTIAN's top warrior for another 
turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the 
table at The Warty Toad?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
THE FAMILY's warrior SJORDHAL.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, COOKIE from CROC FILES 2 challenged up 24 points to 
fight SJORDHAL from the THE FAMILY stable.  COOKIE perhaps got hers just desserts, 
seeing as she beat SJORDHAL and ended up with 62 recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  The manager of THE FAMILY will not be pleased to learn that JANTRU, 
a 4-2-0 fighter, has been killed at the hands of TERMAGANT VOTARY's DOLT DIMWIT.  Is 
it really true that VEASTIAN has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just 
thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, VEASTIAN, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls. 
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THOMAS FOWLER 4472           16   2  0   121       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 4 4474               13   7  2    89       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 SOLDIER 2 4473               15   5  1    77       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 3 4471               14   6  0    65       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 COOKIE 4111                   5   8  1    62       CROC FILES 2 (412)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAI ZE DAI 4567               5   0  2    56       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 HAL LASKO 4545                9   6  3    54       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 SJORDHAL 4523                10  19  0    49       THE FAMILY (116)
-GOLDIE 4113                   5   6  1    47       CROC FILES 2 (412)
 DOLT DIMWIT 4543              5  13  1    46       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 J'KOROU 4560                  7   5  1    33       THE FAMILY (116)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LUCY 4112                     4   8  1    26       CROC FILES 2 (412)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 URIJAH TRIGG 4583             1   1  0    19       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 WORTH LISSANDO 4585           2   0  0    16       THE FAMILY (116)
 NORILTENNE 4573               3   5  0    14       THE FAMILY (116)
-CONNIE 4109                   1   1  0     4       CROC FILES 2 (412)
-MOLLY 4110                    0   4  0     4       CROC FILES 2 (412)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
JANTRU 4578            4  3 0 THE FAMILY 116        DOLT DIMWIT 4543      513         
KURESSA D'GEN 4480    22 17 0 THE FAMILY 116        ETTORE HSIDAR 4501    511 NONE    
SOLDIER 1 4584         0  3 0 MEDAL OF HONOR 27 447 ARENAMASTER KHYL 23   513 NONE    
SOLDIER 1 4566         3  1 0 MEDAL OF HONOR 27 447 COOKIE 4111           510         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Thomas Fowler -- Very impressive.  I'm glad I'm out of here.  Final numbers; 20(+1)-
6(+2)-14-13-8(+2)19-11 striker.  Expert in attack, AdEx in decise.  High offensive,
high activity.  Innate ability with decise, learn attack.  Favor the battle axe. --
Ettore Hsidar

J'Koureu -- You just like ruining my day, don't'cha?  Well, you can't.  Master says
I'm sticking around awhile.  I'm gonna learn how to beat you bloody.  Ha! -- Dolt
Dimwit

Soldier 4 -- You soldier guys confuse me.  Isn't there a war you guys can go and
fight in? -- Hal Lasko

Another dead orc.  Life is good. -- Dai Ze Dai

Worth Lissandro -- You are smart.  I get the feeling I won't be around for very long.
-- Urijah Trigg

Kuressa D'Gen -- Your curse made me lose my fight against Thomas Fowler.  Now be gone
from this mortal realm and return to the spirit world where you belong. -- Ettore
Hsidar
P.S.  Say hi to Soldier 1 for me.  He was my first kill.

You Dolt!  You Dimwit!  Why didn't you learn anything?  Why didn't you TEACH
anything?  Did someone actually tell you that you could fight? -- J'Korou

Soldier 3 -- Some things can't be done "by the numbers."  I won't SWEAR that your
lack of a real name is what caused you to lose that fight, but then again, I won't
swear that it wasn't, either. -- Sjordhal

Soldier 1 -- You must have offended the handicapper to get matched with me.  Too bad.
-- Noriltenne

Oh, gods, the Embezzling Scribe.  Bite me.  He taught me how to fake an auditor's
seal.  Like this is going to be so useful! -- Jantru

Urijah Trigg -- Cold beans!  All those skills, that's great.  Let's do it again.  But
a different bunch of skills would be fine.  I don't mind.  Variety is good. -- Worth
Lissando

Dolt Dimwith -- You're welcome.  I wouldn't want to stand in the way of such a gifted
warrior! -- Noriltenne

Ettore Hsidar -- To continue, I curse you in your going out of the house, that the
door shall stick and not open, and then burst open and spill you onto the walk.  I
curse you in your going anywhere, that your horse shall throw its shoes at you, and
whenever you attempt to catch a boat or a stage or any other vehicle, it shall have
left two minutes before your arrival.  I curse your arrivals, that everyone shall
have forgotten that you had an appointment, and there shall never be time for anyone
to see you though you wait all day.  I--  (voices off, sounds of argument)  I have
reached the time limit again, but know this, Ettore Hsidar, killer, that I shall
continue to curse you.  Expect it. -- Ghost of Kuressa d'Gen

Despite the above, we congratulate Ettore Hsidar. -- Jorja and The Family

Ettore Hsidar -- What, graduating?  Why don't I have a note of that?  I'm not finding
your paperwork anywhere here.  Without the official notice, I can't do a thing about
the "graduation gifts," you know.  I'm afraid you'll have to submit an application
for Confirmation of Receipt of Invitation, ah...I don't seem to have the forms just
now, and in any case, I'm not sure who you would submit it to.  The Arenamaster?  But
he doesn't handle these things.  Certainly not the Emir, he has more important
matters on hand.  Hmm.  I will research the question and get back to you...someday.
I'm rather busy right now, you know. -- Zhorg Enkhraj, Arena Business Manager

23 October 2007
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                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
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9 TEAM (18 MANAGERS) have declared for the STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3!!!  There is
still time for you to join in on the competition.  The carnage begins TURN 263!!!!

ALL YOU NEED TO DO 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 December 4, 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

SOLDIER 1 was butchered by ARENAMASTER KHYL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DAI ZE DAI vanquished J'KOROU in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
COOKIE savagely defeated SJORDHAL in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody Challenge duel.
SOLDIER 3 defeated HAL LASKO in a exciting 1 minute bloody Challenge fight.
DOLT DIMWIT butchered JANTRU in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
THOMAS FOWLER devastated ETTORE HSIDAR in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
SOLDIER 4 overcame KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 2 minute fight.
SOLDIER 2 slimly lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 1 minute duel.
NORILTENNE was vanquished by URIJAH TRIGG in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WORTH LISSANDO vanquished CONVICTED THIEF 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   1 -  2      83  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  18 -  3      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  33 -  4      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 513 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 -  5         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       THOMAS FOWLER 4472         16   2  0  121 MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
LUNGING ATTACK   SOLDIER 4 4474             13   7  2   89 MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
PARRY-STRIKE     DAI ZE DAI 4567             5   0  2   56 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
STRIKING ATTACK  HAL LASKO 4545              9   6  3   54 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 COOKIE 4111.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOLDIER 4 4474, SOLDIER 3 
4471, DAI ZE DAI 4567, SOLDIER 2 4473, HAL LASKO 4545, DOLT DIMWIT 4543, THOMAS 
FOWLER 4472, URIJAH TRIGG 4583, WORTH LISSANDO 4585, and J'KOROU 4560.

The least popular fighter this week was NORILTENNE 4573.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JANTRU 4578, SJORDHAL 4523, SOLDIER 1 4584, J'KOROU 4560, WORTH 
LISSANDO 4585, URIJAH TRIGG 4583, THOMAS FOWLER 4472, DOLT DIMWIT 4543, HAL LASKO 
4545, and SOLDIER 2 4473.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

ETTORE HSIDAR (43-4501) TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)