DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/15/2007    Duedate: 09/11/2007

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-259

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAGGEDY ANN
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4148) [25-9-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE BRIDE                      TUNDRA
DARQUE FORCES (428)            ARCTIC WASTES (486)
(45-4180) [15-8-0,114]         (45-4280) [7-2-1,59]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FROSTBITE                      BEAST HAMMER
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
(45-4014) [7-44-0,65]          (45-3963) [11-8-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)       44
2. DARQUE FORCES (428)         41      MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
3. EASTERN HORDE (489)         21      Unchartered Team
4. PSYCHO WARD (166)           19
5. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       15      OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*JESTER'S BROOD (488)       8   1  1 88.9   1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      12  3 0
 2/ 0*OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)      3   1  0 75.0   2- 2*JESTER'S BROOD (488)      8  1 1
 3/ 2*ARCTIC WASTES (486)       25  18  2 58.1   3/ 4 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     8  7 0
 4/ 3 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      55  40  2 57.9   4/ 3*ARCTIC WASTES (486)       5  9 0
 5/ 4 DARQUE FORCES (428)      255 189 13 57.4   5/ 5 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      5 10 0
 6/ 0*PSYCHO WARD (166)          1   1  0 50.0   6/ 0*OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     3  1 0
 7- 5*INFERNO SYNDICATE (51)     5   6  0 45.5   7/ 0*PSYCHO WARD (166)         1  0 0
 8/ 0 ROAD WARRIORS (476)       19  24  0 44.2   8- 6*SUDDEN FURY (487)         0  6 0
 9/ 6 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    179 227  4 44.1   9/ 0*EASTERN HORDE (489)       0  4 0
10/ 0*THE LION'S DEN (479)       9  15  1 37.5  10/ 0*THE LION'S DEN (479)      0  3 0
11- 7*SUDDEN FURY (487)          4  17  1 19.0  11- 7*INFERNO SYNDICATE (51)    0  1 0
12/ 0*EASTERN HORDE (489)        0   4  0  0.0  12/ 0 ROAD WARRIORS (476)       0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  INFERNO SYNDICATE after a sorry 0-0-0 might want to consider abandoning 
the sands and taking up singing the 'Can't fight no more' blues!  I doubt many are 
quaking in their boots, but OF WOLF & MAN 4 comes out of nowhere to get 3-1-0.  What 
does the future hold?  Watch this space...  Practice pays for AUNTY ENTITY, who 
pummelled FROSTBITE, to pocket 26 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, 
HANNIBAL LECHTER was winsome, after beating SEA BEAR and seeing him lose 7 points.  
Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by BEAST HAMMER, of MUTANT 
HAMMERZ, who despite a 11-8-0 couldn't overcome STORMCROWE's Number 1.  Word has it 
one team in STORMCROWE is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to 
death.  I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are STORMCROWE's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Perhaps the 
warriors of DARQUE FORCES should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided 
team...  The warriors of DARQUE FORCES found their efforts at combat frustrated as 
THE LION'S DEN apparently had more important things to do than fight.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen 
into an unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in STORMCROWE is the highlight of my life.  Keep those 
sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing 
Spyreports for STORMCROWE?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAGGEDY ANN 4148             25   9  0   100       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BRIDE 4180               15   8  0   114       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-B.F. GOODRICH 4143            7   2  0   105       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 CANNONBALL HAMMER 3960       14   5  0    94       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEAST HAMMER 3963            11   8  0    86       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 DAN MACK GRU 4283             9   0  1    86       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 WALRUS 3995                  15  38  0    83       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961         9  10  0    75       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 ANGEL HAMMER 3962            12   7  2    69       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FROSTBITE 4014                7  44  0    65       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 YUFFIE 4291                   5   2  0    62       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 AUNTY ENTITY 4253             7   5  1    60       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 TUNDRA 4280                   7   2  1    59       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 GELIDNIA HALE 4260            6   6  0    57       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY WINTER 4231             10   8  0    50       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-WINSTON 4141                  5   5  0    39       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 BISHOP HAMMER 3993            9   8  0    35       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
-LYNX 4195                     3   1  0    35       THE LION'S DEN (479)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARCTIC FOX 4290               5   3  1    29       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
-PUMA 4194                     3   1  0    29       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 YUMALESCA 4289                4   4  0    26       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 GLACIER 4279                  5   4  0    24       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
-SHUNA SASSI 4297              2   0  1    24       JESTER'S BROOD (488)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOL 4318                      1   0  0    20       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 HANNIBAL LECHTER 4271         1   0  0    19       PSYCHO WARD (166)
-ANGRY PRINCESS 4296           2   0  0    18       JESTER'S BROOD (488)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JUGGERNAUT 4295               2   0  0    17       JESTER'S BROOD (488)
-PELOQUIN 4298                 1   0  0    15       JESTER'S BROOD (488)
-JACKEL 4303                   1   0  0    13       JESTER'S BROOD (488)
 OCELOT 4239                   1   4  0    11       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 BOLO 4315                     1   0  0    10       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 BOLING 4317                   1   0  0     9       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
-POSSUMNATOR 4189              1   0  0     9       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 SEA BEAR 4293                 2   2  0     8       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 PANTHER 4196                  1   4  1     8       THE LION'S DEN (479)
-VORTEX 4285                   1   4  0     7       SUDDEN FURY (487)
-DARKTORCH 302                 1   1  0     7       INFERNO SYNDICATE (51)
-FIREDANCE 298                 1   2  0     5       INFERNO SYNDICATE (51)
 BOLOL 4319                    0   1  0     5       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
-BLOODBLAZER 299               1   1  0     4       INFERNO SYNDICATE (51)
-BLUEFLAME 301                 1   1  0     4       INFERNO SYNDICATE (51)
-HEATWAVE 300                  1   1  0     4       INFERNO SYNDICATE (51)
 BAMBI FAWNDEER 4197           0   2  0     2       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 WHITE WOLF 4309               0   1  0     1       ARCTIC WASTES (486)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
4 4305                 0  1 0 EASTERN HORDE 489     ARENAMASTER NHOR 23   259 NONE    
3 4308                 0  1 0 EASTERN HORDE 489     STONE GOLEM 26        259 NONE    
2 4304                 0  1 0 EASTERN HORDE 489     SHEWISH GIANT 21      259 NONE    
1 4306                 0  1 0 EASTERN HORDE 489     STONE GOLEM 26        259 NONE    
DAPL 4192              1  4 0 THE LION'S DEN 479    ARENAMASTER NHOR 23   259 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Is this some damned Aimed Blow arena or something?  I am beginning to feel
left out. -- Wretch

Master Darque -- I hope your Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse gets a good turn out.  We
could use some new blood here. -- Wretch

Jester's Brood and Inferno Syndicate -- Welcome to Stormcrowe.  Hope you enjoy your
stay. -- Wretch mgr. of Arctic Wastes

Yuffie -- Darque indeed!  I hardly know what to make of you, except that I should
avoid you assiduously. -- Frostbite

Cannonball Hammer -- Ah!  But the question is, have you got hammertoes? -- Walrus

Angel Hammer -- Oh, right, like I'm going to BELIEVE this?  As if! --Dan Mack Gru

Glacier -- Ah, but the lights are OVER the ice.  Remember that, and we'll be fine. --
Gelidnia Hale

Arctic Fox -- What a lovely fur!  I will be needing a coat come winter. -- Lady
Winter

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

DAPL was butchered by ARENAMASTER NHOR in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
4 was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER NHOR in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
3 was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
2 was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
1 was assassinated by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RAGGEDY ANN luckily beat BEAST HAMMER in a 4 minute master's Title competition.
THE BRIDE devastated ANGEL HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CANNONBALL HAMMER handily defeated YUFFIE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DAN MACK GRU won victory over SHADOWCAT HAMMER in a 2 minute duel.
WALRUS lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 2 minute one-sided duel.
FROSTBITE was vanquished by AUNTY ENTITY in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
BISHOP HAMMER was overcome by LADY WINTER in a popular 1 minute bout.
TUNDRA demolished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GELIDNIA HALE handily defeated GLACIER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
YUMALESCA demolished OCELOT in a 5 minute bloody one-sided brawl.
ARCTIC FOX handily defeated PANTHER in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.
BAMBI FAWNDEER was bested by BOLING in a 3 minute beginner's duel.
SEA BEAR was overpowered by HANNIBAL LECHTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BOLOL was bested by MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute novice's fight.
BOLO demolished WHITE WOLF in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BOL overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  15 -  2      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   9 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        29 -  19 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  18 -  1      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  28 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   4 -  1      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 259 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         4  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  6         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      RAGGEDY ANN 4148           25   9  0  100 DARQUE FORCES (428)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE BRIDE 4180             15   8  0  114 DARQUE FORCES (428)
AIMED BLOW       CANNONBALL HAMMER 3960     14   5  0   94 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
BASHING ATTACK   BEAST HAMMER 3963          11   8  0   86 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
STRIKING ATTACK  ANGEL HAMMER 3962          12   7  2   69 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
SLASHING ATTACK  AUNTY ENTITY 4253           7   5  1   60 DARQUE FORCES (428)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FROSTBITE 4014.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BEAST HAMMER 3963.  The ten other most popular fighters were DAN MACK GRU 4283, 
AUNTY ENTITY 4253, BISHOP HAMMER 3993, RAGGEDY ANN 4148, LADY WINTER 4231, TUNDRA 
4280, ARCTIC FOX 4290, BAMBI FAWNDEER 4197, THE BRIDE 4180, and CANNONBALL HAMMER 
3960.

The least popular fighter this week was WHITE WOLF 4309.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SEA BEAR 4293, OCELOT 4239, YUMALESCA 4289, GLACIER 4279, YUFFIE 4291, 
ANGEL HAMMER 3962, 1 4306, 2 4304, 3 4308, and BOLOL 4319.