DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/27/2007    Duedate: 09/08/2007

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-508

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD
TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
(46-3650) [11-10-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD              BAXTER
TUFT-TASTIC! (265)             ERRATA (357)
(46-3650) [11-10-0,109]        (46-3970) [3-3-0,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JUANITA                        ANNETTE TEVERLY
FANDILS (75)                   TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
(46-3926) [20-10-0,76]         (46-3651) [11-9-1,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FANDILS (75)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ERRATA (357)                52
2. INFERNAL LORDS (8)          39      TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
3. SONS OF TULL (360)          29      Unchartered Team
4. THE ZEN ZONE (362)          26
5. TUFT-TASTIC! (265)          16      ERRATA (357)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)       129  89  3 59.2   1/ 1 FANDILS (75)             10  5 0
 2/ 2 FANDILS (75)             870 646 27 57.4   2/ 4 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)        8  4 0
 3/ 3 INFERNAL LORDS (8)       212 178 12 54.4   3/ 2 SONS OF TULL (360)        8  7 0
 4/ 4*ERRATA (357)               9   8  0 52.9   4/ 5 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   7  8 0
 5- 6 THE BEARS II (355)        18  18  3 50.0   5/ 6 INFERNAL LORDS (8)        5  4 0
 6/ 8 SONS OF TULL (360)        25  29  0 46.3   6/ 7*ERRATA (357)              4  4 0
 7/ 7 WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)  26  34  0 43.3   7/ 3 WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)  4  5 0
 8/ 9 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  425 677 13 38.6   8/ 8*THE ZEN ZONE (362)        3  5 0
 9/10*THE ZEN ZONE (362)         3   5  0 37.5   9-10 THE BEARS II (355)        0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Cities by the Shore #20 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Under Krael:

     Master Cho held up his lantern, angling it to illuminate the ceiling of the
cavernous chamber.  "This is the heart of the pattern," he said.
     Old Doc Circ, the alchemist from Iaye, stared upward and pursed his lips in
disapproval.  "This is a great and deadly folly.  To have created this pattern at
all--and then to cap it and center it on THIS!"
     Senator Sedalia snorted.  "Folly, I don't doubt, but why are you surprised?
Surely you have heard that power corrupts?  It does not apply only to politics, you
know!"
     Circ opened his mouth to reply, but Cho cut him short.  "You are both correct,"
he said.  "This pattern of power sigils is deadly beyond most constructs, building it
was folly, and the folly was quite likely brought on by the blind arrogance induced
by the possession of great power."  He wiped that away with a gesture.  "We are not
here to condemn the past but to prevent it poisoning our future."
     The two gladiators from Iaye glared at each other for a moment longer, then
nodded.  "True," Sedalia said.  "Will destroying this..." he squinted up at the
complex of symbols carved on the ceiling, "this installation do the job?"
     "Destroying this is necessary," Circ muttered, "but I would judge it to be
not...sufficient, yes?"  He looked now at Cho.  As an alchemist, he had some
knowledge that bordered on the magic of pure power, but not enough to make definitive
statements.  "How much more will we need to do?"
     "Destroying this hub is essential," Cho agreed, "and I think our earlier
estimate that simply destroying three more nodes on the way out will probably be
enough.  But if we can get more than three secondary nodes without taking too much
time, we should.  The more that's destroyed, the more likely the whole system will
collapse."
     Gissanniah, who had been silent till now, also looked up at the ceiling.
"That's awfully high," she pointed out.  "Higher than any of the tunnels we've come
through.  Ten feet, at least.  How do we REACH it to set the explosives?"
     "We'll think of something," Sedalia said.  "Perhaps we'll form a human pyramid."
This suggestion was greeted with heavy silence, so he added, "Or we could put the
explosive on the end of your staff, Cho, and use that to reach the ceiling.  Or--"
     "We'll think of something," Cho said, "but it won't involve using my staff in
that way."  Turning to Circ, he asked, "This material, when it's been mixed together,
how sensitive is it to jolts?  You said it becomes unstable after ten minutes, but
what about before?"
     "Hmm."  The old alchemist scratched his ear.  "You're wondering if we could
throw it up, perhaps?  Hmm.  Yes...there'd be some risk, but not a lot."
     "Being down here at all is a risk," Cho said.  "Tampering with this magical
pattern is a risk.  Do we have enough of your materials to make two batches for this
hub?"
     "Yes."
     "Then let's do it.  The longer we delay, the greater the chance of something
else going wrong."

Zorpunt:

     Adie raised her eyebrows.  Zorpunt was said to be the heart of Khaldren's
current efforts, Zorpunt and ruined Krael.  But all she said was, "If this is a
golden tower, I can't see it.  No light here."
     Khaldren laughed.  "Quite outspoken, are you not?  Within reasonable limits,
that can be pleasant in a woman.  And now that we have finished with the zone of
passage, why...let there be light, since you wish it."
     Light sprang up around her, candles in sconces on the walls leaping into flame
one after another.  Many candles, but the light did not improve her surroundings.
She was in a stone-walled room, as expected.  Bare stone walls, with no windows or
doors that she could see when she turned to look around.  The room was perhaps ten
feet square, but much higher than ten feet, looking up, she could not see the
ceiling.  It was like being at the bottom of a dry well in a cellar.  No glimpse of
the sky, and no obvious way out.  No amenities, either, beyond the candles
themselves:  no furniture, no water, no food.
     "An impressive guest room, in its way," she said, "but it does not encourage
return visits."
     "You will never leave, so return visits do not become an issue."
     Adie grabbed her temper with both hands.  Nothing to gain from arguing, but how
she wanted to!  No, better let him go on underestimating her, assuming that she was
trapped and powerless.  Trapped she was, for the moment, but powerless she did not
believe.

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 286): LIN MINMEI of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 574): MR. B. of MANIC MARVELS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 574): SHOWSTOPPER of NO-HALF STEPPING (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 566): NAFISAH of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 563): KERMAN JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 563): SYMPATHY of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn SVEN BLUETOOTH of STEEL CRUSADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn SLEEPS ALL DAY of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 525): CHUCK ELVIS of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 516): WILLIAM CRAWFORD of MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 507): EARL of FANDILS (Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 234): SHY ANN of SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 422): RICKY J of THE BUNKHOUSE (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 409): TOM-TOM TORA of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 188): PUPPY ON PATROL oF DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 459): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 286): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 574): COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 574): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 566): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 563): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 563): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 561): MEDAL OF HONOR VI (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 555): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 525): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 516): CULT OF THE SUN (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 507): FANDILS (Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 234): SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 422): THE BUNKHOUSE (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 409): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 188): none
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 459): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 286): TIEN of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 573): AIRK ARCSTONE of TUFT TUGGERS (Adie, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 573): DANISH PASTRY of FOREIGN LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 560): CLEMMIE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 555): CARDINAL ARIZPE of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 515): REIGN OF BLADES of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
                 (turn 516): JAMES DOOLITTLE of MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 506): DAVY PRIVETTE of FANDILS (Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 233): TONNELLE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 421): JIM PANZE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                                   SPAM SANDWICH of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the
                                   Bald, mgr.)
                                   COYOTE of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 409): TOM-TOM TORA of WAYFARERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 188): PUPPY ON PATROL of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, I did it!  Duelmaster!  Earl The Duelmaster.  Has a ring to it!  But, I
will have to admit some luck to this crown.  First, I drew a match with the
relatively easy Noble Assassin.  And Davy Privette, outgoing Duelmaster, took out
Hairy Bear for me, paving the way.  Indeed, I owe so much to Davy for this, that I
will dedicate the column to him.  Here's to you, Davy!
     So, what can I tell you about Davy Privette?
          11(+1)-14(+1)-16-16(+1)-17(+2)-6(+1)-11(+1) Consortium Waste
          Good Endurance: Great Damage; +3 Attack (all on the roll)
          Skill Learn Rate = 1.52 (after all those bumps)
          Thought the SC or BS was his favorite
               BS  9/52/6
            SC  8/30/9
                QS 13/80/7
            ME  2/17/0
          However Faves = MS/Mod/Low (Morningstar?!)
          Finished with adexes in Attack, Parry, Initiative
          He is retiring.
     Good luck Davy!  But on to me.  What shall I do next time.  Perhaps it will be a
match with one of the Tuft-Tastic! Bashers--Tuvold or Lothar?  If not, it looks like
I will be matched with an NPC.  I want the tuft.  (wink)  Oh, yeah.
     No matter what, I wish fortune, fellowship, and life to all of you gladiating in
The Arena Of The Red Sands.  We certainly all deserve the latter.
          Earl, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  He who laughs last didn't get the joke.  
Speaking of laughing at jokes, observe WOE TO WHITECHAPEL.  Last week they got 1-4-0 
to drop by 4!  Practice pays for BROQUS, who pummelled JUANITA, to pocket 31 points.  
Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, BROQUS was winsome, after beating JUANITA 
and seeing her lose 24 points.  Duelmaster EARL from FANDILS is going for the gold, 
as he challenged TUFT-TASTIC!'s LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD.  Ooh, the excitement!  In 
ARDIVENT, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new 
Duelmaster, LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD.  Word has it one team in ARDIVENT is using psychics to 
predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst 
the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of THE BEARS II, alone and unchallenged.  The 
warriors of THE BEARS II found their efforts at combat frustrated as TUFT-TASTIC! 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.  If challenges were horses, 
LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD could open up a fast food joint!  CADDO SCOT found himself 
challenged by a warrior 24 below:  BAXTER.  BAXTER of ERRATA kept his wits as he 
bested CADDO SCOT.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling 
may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Can anything compare to the 
pleasure of writing Spyreports for ARDIVENT?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD 3650       11  10  0   109       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TUVOLD 3946                  11   2  0   103       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 BROQUS 3947                  10   5  1   102       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 EARL 3951                    17   7  0    93       FANDILS (75)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAIRY BEAR 3939               6   3  0    79       THE BEARS II (355)
 BONE MILL 3977               10   3  0    78       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
 JUANITA 3926                 20  10  0    76       FANDILS (75)
-TEMPTATION 3314               9   7  0    76       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 DEBRA CONKLIN 3890           10  35  0    75       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BUNKER 4005                   6   3  0    74       SONS OF TULL (360)
 MIKE MILLER 4006              6   2  0    69       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANNETTE TEVERLY 3651         11   9  1    65       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 JACINTHE 3892                 9  34  0    61       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 MEMNOCK 3982                  7   5  1    59       INFERNAL LORDS (8)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIVIX 3986                    7   4  0    55       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 BAXTER 3970                   3   3  0    54       ERRATA (357)
 TERRENCE WYCLIFF 3433        11   7  0    51       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
-EUROQ 3901                    8   8  0    47       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 BERNICE 3996                  7   4  0    44       FANDILS (75)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 ANDERSON 3998                 4   7  0    41       SONS OF TULL (360)
 CADDO SCOT 3975              11   7  0    40       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 FEAR VECTOR 3978              5   7  0    39       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
 BANNIR PARK 3981             10   7  0    37       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANCHORMAN 3971                4   1  0    33       ERRATA (357)
-RON BURGUNDY 3974             2   2  0    30       ERRATA (357)
 DECKER COBB 3992              5   6  0    28       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 JHAMEN STEELBLADE 4016        3   1  0    27       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 BUNKER BETTY 4020             2   0  0    25       THE ZEN ZONE (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOANE 3997                    6   5  0    23       SONS OF TULL (360)
 UP FROM THE SEA 3979          4   7  0    23       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
 CROSSEYED MARY 3999           5   6  0    21       SONS OF TULL (360)
-GODZILLA 3969                 1   2  1    20       THE BEARS II (355)
-UG 271                        4   2  1    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-KROKUS 272                    4   2  0    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 BARLOW 4023                   2   1  0    19       SONS OF TULL (360)
-TARAMON 270                   3   3  0    18       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 MELON 4007                    3   2  0    15       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
 BORN OF THE DARK 4004         2   4  0    10       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
-MOMMA BEAR 3983               1   2  0     5       THE BEARS II (355)
 DECEPTIVE DELILA 4021         1   0  0     5       THE ZEN ZONE (362)
 SHELLEY 4030                  0   1  0     1       FANDILS (75)
 JUMPING JULIE 4022            0   1  0     1       THE ZEN ZONE (362)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TELE 3973              0  1 0 ERRATA 357            SHEWISH GIANT 21      508 NONE    
STUNT 3972             0  1 0 ERRATA 357            STONE GOLEM 26        508 NONE    
MAX PAIN 4019          0  2 0 THE ZEN ZONE 362      DARK CHAMPION 24      508 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LEMON PLUS 4029        0  1 0 THE ZEN ZONE 362      WURM KIN 27           508 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Davy -- How can my attacks be so pathetic, especially against a warrior such as you?
The commission rates me as MA+5 in attack. -- Lothar, the bewildered
P.S.  There are many fights I should have won if it were not for the consistent
under-performance of my supposed attack ability.
P.P.S.  Earl has advantage over me, he needed no luck unlike you.

Broqus -- You underestimate me. -- Lothar

Debra Concklin -- Great fight! -- Annette

Barlow -- Ha!  I bet you didn't expect THAT c the words of Kennelworth that his is a
'Cad'.  That may be a bit of a harsh term, but he left for no real reason that I can
discern.  How could he not have fun with us in basic?  Instead he worries about the
whole game.  Left us hanging and hoping, now nothing.  It is a shame. -- Adie

DeGotti -- This Soultaker chap never seems to have the fortitude to stay around in an
arena I'm in more than for a turn or two.  Maybe he's scared.  Maybe it's all the
hair-styling products I keep around.... -- Adie

Juanita -- You are more than welcome to agree with Adie all you like, she is a smart
lady.  It was kind of you not to agree with, or reinforce, my self-evaluation.  Thank
you. -- Annette (smugly looking down on Juanita's lacking grasp of language)
P.S.  Stick to Spanish little lady.

Juanita -- Tu estas muy bello. -- Tuvold

Caddo Scot -- You bluvalley types are nuts.  I won't even dignify your silly comments
with a proper response. -- Terrence

Decker Cobb -- Notwithstanding all the stuff Andarus makes his 'blades' of (which we
could to by the way) there are also adamant and mithril to make swords of.  As well
as titanium, darksteel, and cold wrought iron to name a few.  Steel is a very
specific substance.  Mineralogy 101 is now out of session.... -- Jhamen

Hairy Bear -- Thank you for that final fight.  It is always a pleasure for a Fandil
to defeat a Bear.  It has been a long, long time, our boss says. -- Davy Privette

Kung-Fu Master -- You were too much FU and almost no Kung. -- Juanita

Noble Assassin -- Thank you for the competition. -- Earl

Honest Merchant -- I won honestly.  Honestly, I think I was the better prepared.  I
hope I have given you an honest assessment of the fight. -- Bernice

Crosseyed Mary -- I think you swung at the wrong Mike? -- Mike Miller

Lothar -- Well, this will be your chance.  There are no known bribes on The
Commission, unless, of course, you or yours made them. -- Earl, Duelmaster

Jacinthe -- I would never miss the free chocolate.  I'm there! -- Bernice

Good luck to all in The Arena Of The Red Sands.  Health.  Humility.  Honor. -- Fandil
The Wise

Lothar -- Hmm might have to try that again sometime! -- Broqus

Cado Scot -- Thanks for making me the most popular! -- Memnock

The Zen Zone -- Welcome to Ardivent!  May you stay long and fight honorably! --
DeGotti

WoF -- You sure have your warriors running on all cylinders!  14-1 Nicely done! --
DeGotti

Annette Teverly -- What's the good of winning if your hair is sticking up every which
way?  It looks all tufty like a chair cushion that a cat's been working on. -- Debra
Conklin

Ron Burgundy -- Probably what I deserved, cursing the gods.  Gotta watch that,
because the gods have ways to get back at people.  Like this. -- Decker Cobb

Memnock -- About time I got that rating, hmm?  Maybe it'll help in the future. --
Caddo Scot

Bunker -- You see me as a useful addition to a sand trap?  I'm not sure I'd go for
it.  All those little white balls whizzing around would make me nervous. -- Jacinthe

Anderson -- If you're a "son of Tull," shouldn't your name be Tullson? -- Bannir Park

Jhamen -- Perhaps you could retire to a more congenial profession. -- Decker Cobb

Terrence -- And I wasn't even trying, really.  I'm not up, or is it down?, for that
yet. -- Caddo Scot, who just NOW got an expert in parry

Lothar -- Like I'm supposed to be scared? -- Debra Conklin

27 July 2007
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                        **  STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE II   **
                        *************************************
                        *************************************

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
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                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAX PAIN was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TELE was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
STUNT was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena match.
LEMON PLUS was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
EARL was bested by LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge Title fight.
BONE MILL demolished MEMNOCK in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
NIVIX vanquished BANNIR PARK in a exciting 4 minute bloody mismatched Challenge fight.
BERNICE was handily defeated by BUNKER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
FEAR VECTOR lost to TERRENCE WYCLIFF in a 4 minute Challenge duel.
BAXTER vanquished CADDO SCOT in a 4 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BORN OF THE DARK was vanquished by ANCHORMAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JUANITA was handily defeated by BROQUS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
TUVOLD subdued NOBLE ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody match.
ANNETTE TEVERLY was bested by DEBRA CONKLIN in a exciting 4 minute bloody battle.
MIKE MILLER overpowered JACINTHE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
ANDERSON overpowered MELON in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
CROSSEYED MARY was bested by DECKER COBB in a action packed 1 minute duel.
DOANE was beaten by BUNKER BETTY in a 2 minute master vs. amateur upset brawl.
UP FROM THE SEA was narrowly defeated by BARLOW in a 3 minute bout.
JHAMEN STEELBLADE overpowered JUMPING JULIE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DECEPTIVE DELILA overcame SHELLEY in a 1 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        22 -  10 -  1      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  20 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  20 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  15 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  36 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  18 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  13 -  0      28  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 508 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         4  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD 3650     11  10  0  109 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
STRIKING ATTACK  EARL 3951                  17   7  0   93 FANDILS (75)
WALL OF STEEL    BONE MILL 3977             10   3  0   78 WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
SLASHING ATTACK  JUANITA 3926               20  10  0   76 FANDILS (75)
LUNGING ATTACK   BUNKER 4005                 6   3  0   74 SONS OF TULL (360)
TOTAL PARRY      CADDO SCOT 3975            11   7  0   40 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JUANITA 3926.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ANNETTE TEVERLY 3651.  The ten other most popular fighters were NIVIX 3986, 
BAXTER 3970, ANCHORMAN 3971, DECKER COBB 3992, TELE 3973, BUNKER 4005, TUVOLD 3946, 
ANDERSON 3998, MEMNOCK 3982, and DEBRA CONKLIN 3890.

The least popular fighter this week was JUMPING JULIE 4022.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JACINTHE 3892, JUANITA 3926, LEMON PLUS 4029, MAX PAIN 4019, 
SHELLEY 4030, DOANE 3997, BORN OF THE DARK 4004, CADDO SCOT 3975, BERNICE 3996, and 
EARL 3951.