DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/07/2007    Duedate: 12/04/2007

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-262

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAGGEDY ANN
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4148) [28-9-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE BRIDE                      PANTHER
DARQUE FORCES (428)            THE LION'S DEN (479)
(45-4180) [18-8-1,149]         (45-4196) [4-4-1,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANGEL HAMMER                   BEAST HAMMER
MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)           MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
(45-3962) [14-8-2,101]         (45-3963) [12-10-0,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHATTERPOINT (497)          39
2. ARCTIC WASTES (486)         22      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)        16      Unchartered Team
4. SUDDEN FURY (487)           11
5. PAELS EX NEX (499)           9      SHATTERPOINT (497)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)     2   1  0 66.7   1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      10  5 1
 2/ 0*SHATTERPOINT (497)         3   2  1 60.0   2/ 2 ARCTIC WASTES (486)       7  8 3
 3/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)      265 194 14 57.7   3/ 3 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      7  8 1
 4- 4*OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)      4   3  0 57.1   4/ 4*THE LION'S DEN (479)      6  4 1
 5/ 3 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      62  48  3 56.4   5/ 7*SUDDEN FURY (487)         6  9 0
 6/ 5 ARCTIC WASTES (486)       32  26  5 55.2   6/ 0*SHATTERPOINT (497)        3  2 1
 7/ 7*THE LION'S DEN (479)      15  19  2 44.1   7- 8*JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)    2  1 0
 8- 9 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    181 230  4 44.0   8- 5 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     2  3 0
 9/ 8 ROAD WARRIORS (476)       19  25  0 43.2   9- 6*OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     1  2 0
10/10*SUDDEN FURY (487)         10  26  1 27.8  10-10*EASTERN HORDE (489)       0  3 0
11-11*EASTERN HORDE (489)        0   7  0  0.0  11/ 0*PAELS EX NEX (499)        0  2 0
12/ 0*PAELS EX NEX (499)         0   2  0  0.0  12/11 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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                      SCORING FOR SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3 COMPETITION

     As your host, I will do my best to post a scoring recap every turn.  Please be
mindful that not all things are under my control.  HAL sometimes has a mind of his
own and often enjoys my personal ads and spotlights.  I will also make an attempt to
post the scoring considerations (what you see below) every turn.  I do this for the
sake of easily referencing the scoring rules each turn for those managers that may
not keep old newsletters.
     I will also strive to make sure the scoring is accurate; however, I am half-
human, so it is possible for me to make a mistake.  If you note any discrepancy in
the scoring, feel free to bring it to my attention and I will make every effort to
correct it.
     Jorja has chosen to deactivate her team in Stormcrowe for the remainder of the
Slaughterhouse 3.  She says it is a normal practice for her during contests unless
specifically asked to stay.  If she should choose to return to this arena before the
conclusion of the contest, the scoring consideration regarding her team is still in
effect and will be throughout the duration of the Slaughterhouse 3.
     I do hope everyone has an enjoyable Slaughterhouse 3 and enjoys the heightened
competitiveness a contest can bring to an arena.  Good Luck to all!

Master Darque
Host of the SS3

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 Jorja'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.

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     ...a rough knock is heard on the door of the dastardly Master Darque.  Annoyed
at the unannounced solicitation, and without looking up, he calls for the visitor to
enter.
     Kat opens the door and, without entering, simply states, "I'm in."  The door
closes as quickly as it open.
     "Ah", says Darque, "no substitute for brevity."

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Ode to SlaughterHouse 3
   by Hammer the WordSmith

With but one cycle to go
Pray tell the registered foe

As of the duedate there are but five
Teams to make the arena jump and jive

JGW and Wretch were registered first
With a craving to quench their contest thirst

In spite of 40 to 1 odds
Their warriors are not clods

Then Nomad and Stick the High Plains Duelers
Seek to prove themselves the contest rulers

With that 30 to 1 handicap bet
Their warriors will work up a sweat

Then there are Kat and contest host Master Darque
Who are viewed as heavy hitters in this park

They are the favorites at 2 to 1
Their warriors are set to stun

Watch close the team of ShadowDragon and Reaper
They could be the contest sleeper

At 45 to 1 they are cast on the outside
Their warriors will fight for dignity and pride

Then there is Baphomet and Hammer
Set to be the contest jammer

35 to 1 odds for The DarkHorse Duelists
Their warriors are focused pugilists

These are the current registered teams
Having paid the Gift Certs to follow their dreams

There may be other teams that follow
But without Gift Certs their declarations are hollow

Next cycle will be the opening test
To see who brings their best

But it will be too early to see
Who the contenders and pretenders be

Let the challenges ring throughout the lands
We are ready to cross blades on the sands

"May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"
Hammer
Minister of War
Abattoir Scarlet Knight
StormCrowe SwashBuckler
DarkHorse Duelist

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 580): INCISOR of FANGS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 580): MISSY MOSSY of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 574): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 576): GOLDEN DOME of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 574): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 572): VENENOSO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 286): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 565): MORRIGAN of GODS OF WAR (Sovereign, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 284): KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 562): TED ICKENS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 560): DUCK CREEK HAMMER of KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 551): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 513): 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 256): SISTER MARY SUEELLEN of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 242): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 441): MEABEER of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 427): ALAN JOHNSON of TPW FOREVER (TUM, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 419): 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 376): SAND CRAPPER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 373): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 361): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 466): SMUG BUG of RHYME TYME (Emerald Orbs, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 580): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 580): HIGH HINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 574): TERMINUS (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 576): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 574): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 572): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 286): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 565): ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 284): DEATH'S DISCIPLES (Lord of Death, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 562): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 560): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 551): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 513): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 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 441): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 428): UNDERDOGS (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 419): 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 376): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 373): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 361): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 465): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 580): INCISOR of FANGS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
              (turn 579): ULTORINO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 579): BACRADI LIMON of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 576): GOLDEN DOME of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 574): AIM SEDUCE HAMMER of AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 565): MORRIGAN of GODS OF WAR (Sovereign, mgr.)
                          S'TOU of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
              (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 551): JUNGLE KING of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
               (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 441): MEABEER of GET (JE, mgr.)
                (turn 440): BUCK FEVER of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): WANSTEAD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
                (turn 190): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to STORMCROWE once again!  What's with DEUS NON?  It actually beat 
STORMCROWE's EMBEZZLING SCRIBE, and walked away with 16 more points from the fight.  
Major screwup at DARQUE FORCES.  YUFFIE lost 18 points to DANGEROUS CRIMINAL.  Some 
new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe YUFFIE will provide more easy wins...  Apparently 
STORMCROWE isn't filled with as many gutless wonders as I thought.  The Dreaded 
Duelmaster got 2 challenges this turn!  MUTANT HAMMERZ's hatred of DARQUE FORCES 
surfaced again as BEAST HAMMER challenged STORMCROWE's top dog.  Try as he might, 
BEAST HAMMER wasn't good enough at persuading RAGGEDY ANN to step down from the 
Duelmaster's throne...  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about 
your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was DARQUE FORCES.  In my day, no team with a 262-192-14 would 
scare me off!  What's the problem, MUTANT HAMMERZ?   
     Warriors of STORMCROWE unite.  You have only your games to lose!  CHEETAH larned 
his lesson (VORTEX taught it well), and we right likely won't be seein' 'im fight any 
SUDDEN FURY members with the same gusto.  How long have I been here?  I got people to 
see, places to go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAGGEDY ANN 4148             28   9  0   116       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BRIDE 4180               18   8  1   149       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-B.F. GOODRICH 4143            7   2  0   105       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 BEAST HAMMER 3963            12  10  0   103       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 ANGEL HAMMER 3962            14   8  2   101       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WALRUS 3995                  16  38  0    90       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 AUNTY ENTITY 4253             9   6  1    80       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAN MACK GRU 4283             9   1  1    77       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 TUNDRA 4280                   9   3  1    72       ARCTIC WASTES (486)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961         9  13  0    66       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
-FROSTBITE 4014                7  45  0    66       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LADY WINTER 4231             11   8  0    54       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-GELIDNIA HALE 4260            6   7  0    50       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 YUFFIE 4291                   6   4  0    48       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 BISHOP HAMMER 3993           11   9  0    46       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 PANTHER 4196                  4   4  1    41       THE LION'S DEN (479)
-WINSTON 4141                  5   5  0    39       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 GLACIER 4279                  7   5  1    36       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
-LYNX 4195                     3   1  0    35       THE LION'S DEN (479)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YUMALESCA 4289                5   6  0    30       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 SEBASTIAN HAMMER 4355         2   0  1    27       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 SMACKY 4301                   3   0  0    25       SUDDEN FURY (487)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VORTEX 4285                   3   5  0    22       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 PUMA 4194                     3   2  0    19       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 WHITE WOLF 4309               2   2  2    19       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
-JEFFERSON DAVIS 4348          1   0  0    17       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
-CLAUDE ELLIS 4345             1   0  0    17       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 DEUS NON 4360                 1   0  0    16       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 MORINDICHA 4358               1   0  1    14       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 JAGERMEISTER 4302             1   2  0    11       SUDDEN FURY (487)
-BOL 4318                      1   1  0    11       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 CHEETAH 4343                  2   1  1    10       THE LION'S DEN (479)
-BOLOL 4319                    1   1  0    10       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 POLAR FOX 4376                1   0  0    10       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
-BOLING 4317                   1   0  0     9       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
-POSSUMNATOR 4189              1   0  0     9       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
-BOLO 4315                     1   1  0     8       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 NOVACELL 4356                 1   0  0     6       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 BAMBI FAWNDEER 4197           0   3  0     3       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 LORAX 4359                    0   1  0     2       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 T'KALA 4357                   0   1  0     1       SHATTERPOINT (497)
-DENNIS WALKER 4344            0   1  0     1       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER 2     0  1 0   1                   MORINDICHA 4358       262 NONE    
DIE 4377               0  1 0 ARCTIC WASTES 486     SPYMASTER 22          262 NONE    
OCELOT 4239            2  6 0 THE LION'S DEN 479    SEBASTIAN HAMMER 4355 262         
CANNONBALL HAMME 3960 14  6 0 MUTANT HAMMERZ 456    THE BRIDE 4180        260         
DEAD ONE 4369          0  1 0 PAELS EX NEX 499      BANDIT PRINCE 25      262 NONE    
DEAD TWO 4373          0  1 0 PAELS EX NEX 499      SHEWISH GIANT 21      262 NONE    
HIPPO 4375             0  1 0 SUDDEN FURY 487       DARK CHAMPION 24      262 NONE    
WIZ KID 4374           0  1 0 SUDDEN FURY 487       WURM KIN 27           262 NONE    
SPAZ 4299              0  2 0 SUDDEN FURY 487       GLACIER 4279          261         
BOB 4300               0  2 0 SUDDEN FURY 487       CHEETAH 4343          261 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Greetings, Stormcrowe!  I'm looking for a manager match-up for the Slaughterhouse.
I'm willing to cover the two roll-ups since it's such short notice, but my team is
green.  I've logged a couple hundred fights in various arenas though, and I intend to
be here for the long-haul.  So please, let me know as soon as possible if you're
willing to team up.  I can be contacted in DM 8, 28, 83, or here.  To Master Darque,
I will be contacting RSI to send the certificates the moment I have a commitment.  In
animus sincerus! -- Michael Eldritch, mgr. Shatterpoint and others elsewhere

All -- Now that the contest is about to begin, The Lion's Den will be all present and
accounted for. -- Kat

Jorja -- You will be missed. -- Kat

Hammer/Minister of War/Abattoir Scarlet Knight/StormCrowe SwashBuckler -- I've no
worries, Dear Sir.  I'm secure in the knowledge that Jorja's absence from this forum
will be more than compensated for. -- Kat

Darque -- Here's looking forward to the newcomers to town.  We shall welcome them
properly. -- Kat

As you will see, we're out of here.  I guess somebody in the Commission office was
even faster off the mark than I expected.  Good work, I s'pose.  I wish you all the
best of contesting. -- Jorja, Northern Lights

Hammer -- That's how it is with unwritten spotlights, they wink and then vanish into
the fog.  At the moment, my primary spotlight efforts are in Aruak City, Chimlevtal,
and the group of Lapur-Morya-Rocanis.  I remember a time when I could write twenty
storylines on a two-week rotation, but that was then.  Maybe those days will return,
who knows?  But not this year.  Have fun here. -- Jorja

SlaughterHouse PsychoPaths -- Let the CountDown Begin!  Remember This!  No Registered
Gift Certs!  No Hammer Spotlight Perks! -- Hammer/Minister of War/Abattoir Scarlet
Knight/StormCrowe Swashbuckler/DarkHorse Duelist

Team declared as the Kindred -- Such was the case in this cycle's Spot where only the
Gift Cert Registered Teams were included in the Poem! -- Hammer/Minister of War/
Abattoir Scarlet Knight/StormCrowe Swashbuckler/DarkHorse Duelist

High Plains Duelers -- A Fine Opening Spot Last Cycle!  Looking Forward to More
Entertaining Reads!  -- Hammer/Minister of War/Abattoir Scarlet Knight/StormCrowe
Swashbuckler/DarkHorse Duelist

Jorja and Northern Lights -- You Will Be Missed Greatly!  An Emptiness in the
Personal Ads! -- Hammer/Minister of War/Abattoir Scarlet Knight/StormCrowe
Swashbuckler/DarkHorse Duelist

SlaughterHouse PsychoPaths -- Looks Like My Mutant Hammerz Stable Must Entertain the
Darque Forces Stable Until Our SS3 Contest Host Master Darque Gets a Couple of His
Squad Graduated So You NewComers Can Take Some Pokes and Jabs and Slices and Slabs!
-- Hammer/Minister of War/Abattoir Scarlet Knight/StormCrowe Swashbuckler/DarkHorse
Duelist

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).

3 November 2007
If you need to send an email to RSI, please send it to CSR (at) reality.com.  Using
any other address makes it all but impossible that you'll receive a response. -- RSI

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEAD ONE was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HIPPO was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DIE was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
WIZ KID was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEAD TWO was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
SHADOWCAT HAMMER was overpowered by THE BRIDE in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
JAGERMEISTER was devastated by GLACIER in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud brawl.
BEAST HAMMER was luckily beaten by RAGGEDY ANN in a 6 minute Challenge Title struggle.
ANGEL HAMMER handily defeated AUNTY ENTITY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BISHOP HAMMER was vanquished by TUNDRA in a 1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge duel.
OCELOT was assassinated by SEBASTIAN HAMMER in a 1 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.
CHEETAH was defeated by VORTEX in a 1 minute beginner vs. veteran Challenge match.
YUFFIE was overpowered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided match.
WHITE WOLF was devastated by PANTHER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
PUMA was subdued by YUMALESCA in a 4 minute bloody match.
SMACKY beat LORAX in a 2 minute amateur's conflict.
BAMBI FAWNDEER was luckily beaten by NOVACELL in a 2 minute novice's duel.
DEUS NON bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
MORINDICHA executed MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
T'KALA was devastated by POLAR FOX 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                   7         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  16 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         AIMED BLOW        28 -  22 -  1      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  21 -  2      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  34 -  3      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 262 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      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  6         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      RAGGEDY ANN 4148           28   9  0  116 DARQUE FORCES (428)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE BRIDE 4180             18   8  1  149 DARQUE FORCES (428)
BASHING ATTACK   BEAST HAMMER 3963          12  10  0  103 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
STRIKING ATTACK  ANGEL HAMMER 3962          14   8  2  101 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
SLASHING ATTACK  AUNTY ENTITY 4253           9   6  1   80 DARQUE FORCES (428)
AIMED BLOW       YUFFIE 4291                 6   4  0   48 DARQUE FORCES (428)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ANGEL HAMMER 3962.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BEAST HAMMER 3963.  The ten other most popular fighters were PUMA 4194, 
BAMBI FAWNDEER 4197, THE BRIDE 4180, TUNDRA 4280, DEUS NON 4360, GLACIER 4279, ANGEL 
HAMMER 3962, SEBASTIAN HAMMER 4355, VORTEX 4285, and PANTHER 4196.

The least popular fighter this week was RAGGEDY ANN 4148.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were T'KALA 4357, WHITE WOLF 4309, YUFFIE 4291, OCELOT 4239, BISHOP 
HAMMER 3993, AUNTY ENTITY 4253, JAGERMEISTER 4302, SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961, DIE 4377, 
and HIPPO 4375.