DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/11/2007    Duedate: 09/07/2007

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-240

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GERRICK GRIMM
DRUID'S GROVE (292)
(50-3530) [16-14-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GERRICK GRIMM                  POSITION IS EMPTY
DRUID'S GROVE (292)            
(50-3530) [16-14-0,94]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GERRICK GRIMM                  WINGED DEATH
DRUID'S GROVE (292)            DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
(50-3530) [16-14-0,94]         (50-1374) [4-10-0,30]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LIFE IMPACTS (395)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)          28
2. DREAMS OF KADATH (181)      25      LIFE IMPACTS (395)
3. LIFE IMPACTS (395)          24      Unchartered Team
4. OPEN SESAME (199)            0
5. DARQUE FORCES II (348)       0      MIX AND MATCH (367)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)        46  19  1 70.8   1/ 2 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       10  5 0
 2- 2 OPEN SESAME (199)        323 211 19 60.5   2- 1 OPEN SESAME (199)         9  0 1
 3/ 3 DRUID'S GROVE (292)      149 143 15 51.0   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        9  6 1
 4- 4 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    48  48  4 50.0   4- 4 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    3  4 0
 5/ 5 DREAMS OF KADATH (181)    31  38  0 44.9   5/ 6 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       2  7 1
 6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       149 201  6 42.6   6/ 5 DREAMS OF KADATH (181)    2  7 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of SNOWBOUND!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team OPEN SESAME was 
unseated this week as LIFE IMPACTS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 4-1-0 record for the round.  CANTEX caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as it skillfully bested EVALON ELKHORN and was awarded 16 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, CANTEX put down EVALON 
ELKHORN, causing him to lose 12 points of recognition in the process.  Due to its 
absence and inability to defend the throne, STREET SIGN has lost the title of 
Duelmaster.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail GERRICK 
GRIMM, Duelmaster of SNOWBOUND!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me 
that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city SNOWBOUND.  SNOWBOUND, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of 
thy guilds is DRUID'S GROVE, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels. 
Apparently the stalwarts of LIFE IMPACTS are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  EVALON ELKHORN take warning!  You have more 
than a few enemies in SNOWBOUND.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in SNOWBOUND.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires 
of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a 
turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its 
prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERRICK GRIMM 3530           16  14  0    94       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ADRIANNE 3190                13   6  1   119       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
-HARRY MONSTER 3430           12  12  0   105       OPEN SESAME (199)
-STREET SIGN 3523             11   7  0   105       OPEN SESAME (199)
-SWEET AIR 3381               24  12  0   104       OPEN SESAME (199)
-ON MY WAY 3378               24  12  1   103       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANTEX 3618                   9   4  1    90       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
-TRASH CAN 3403                5   1  2    68       OPEN SESAME (199)
 EVALON ELKHORN 3553          11   9  3    67       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOBERT HINNY 3552             7  14  2    65       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 C.H.S. 3616                  10   3  0    56       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 MRS. VAUGHN 3614             11   2  0    49       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
-FAUSTICA 3563                 4   0  0    47       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 DOMJON 3554                  10  10  3    43       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 EXTRUSION 3617               10   3  0    39       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
-WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565          5   2  1    38       DARQUE FORCES II (348)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETRA QUORD 3577              8   7  0    33       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 WINGED DEATH 1374             4  10  0    30       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOJOURN TO SARNATH 3594       4   6  0    20       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
 KIRLA LORVIN 3621             3   0  0    19       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 CASS DOLAN 3625               2   0  0    18       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-KLYMENESTRA 3620              1   1  0    18       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 INGLEMORT JULS 3596           2   6  0    12       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 HOOPS 3623                    0   2  0     2       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ANVIL CATCHER 3627     0  1 0 DREAMS OF KADATH 181  SHEWISH GIANT 21      240 NONE    
LOSS MAGNET 3626       0  1 0 DREAMS OF KADATH 181  EXILED ELF 19         240 NONE    
SANITY LOSS 3602       3  2 0 DREAMS OF KADATH 181  TRASH CAN 3403        237         
LUPUS HORRIFIQUE 3605  3  1 0 DREAMS OF KADATH 181  DOMJON 3554           239         
GRANDMA MILLER 3615    5  2 0 LIFE IMPACTS 395      GOBERT HINNY 3552     238 REVENGED
SIDURI 3576            7  4 0 MESOPOTAMIA 389       GOBERT HINNY 3552     236 NOT REVE
CASS DOLAN 3517        9 23 0 MIDDLE WAY 6 368      TRASH CAN 3403        238         
IRINA JASSE 3551       8 10 1 MIDDLE WAY 6 368      CANTEX 3618           237         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A salute to Street Sign, quite the striking Duelmaster. -- The Life Impacts

Crip -- Y'all done takin yer top spot.  Agin yer cream be risin ta the top.  Yup. --
Smitty

Jorja -- Thankin y'all fer yer thoughts on muh Granny.  Hadta do that there Gobert.
Jest hadta. -- Smitty

Take THAT for Grandma Miller, Gobert! -- Cantex

Face The Sky II -- I meant nothing to you, did I?  Nothing.  You probably think I
should consolidate, don't you?  Cad. -- C.H.S.

Trash Can -- Wow!  You poked holes in me like I was taffy!  I am going the high
impact route, you can bet.  Call me HIPS next! -- Extrusion

Kirla Lorvin -- What can I say.  Obviously I didn't have all the moves it took.  I
will work on not picking up my dribble. -- Hoops (Hoosier Hoops at that)

Cantex -- (wincing)  I don't know about your impact on LIFE, but you sure impacted my
FACE.  Odd, considering our height difference.  I'd have expected you to kneecap me.
(pause to peruse the fight in greater detail)  Ah, all is now explained.  First you
knocked me down, THEN you smashed my face.  Nasty little golem, aren't you? -- Gobert
Hinny

Klymenestra -- It wasn't ME.  I'm actually on YOUR side, dammit.  Lay OFF! --
Inglemort Juls

Winged Death -- I don't remember if you're one of the ticklers, but if so, be warned!
I am not ticklish.  It's a gift. -- Petra Quord

Hoops -- I'm not getting the connection here. -- Kirla Lorvin
P.S.  Can you hula?

Ho!  I'm taller than I used to be.  Cool. -- Cass Dolan
P.S.  Plus cool, attractive, and charismatic.  What more could I ask?
P.P.S.  Besides a winning record.

Face the Sky -- Still, not a bad name. -- Petra Quord

Sanity Loss -- Yes, they do say that death tends to cause that. -- Petra Quord

27 July 2007
                        *************************************
                        *************************************
                        **  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
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

ANVIL CATCHER was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
LOSS MAGNET was murdered by EXILED ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
CANTEX demolished EVALON ELKHORN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
HOOPS was defeated by CASS DOLAN in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
GERRICK GRIMM viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute veteran's Title duel.
MRS. VAUGHN bested AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 3 minute competition.
EXTRUSION overcame WINGED DEATH in a action packed 5 minute melee.
GOBERT HINNY vanquished DOMJON in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
C.H.S. viciously subdued PETRA QUORD in a 7 minute gory fight.
INGLEMORT JULS was beaten by SOJOURN TO SARNATH in a 2 minute melee.
KIRLA LORVIN beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 3 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       31 -  14 -  1      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  14 -  2      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  17 -  2      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        24 -  23 -  2      51  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  19 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   7 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  15 -  0      25  |

Turn 240 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GERRICK GRIMM 3530         16  14  0   94 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
BASHING ATTACK   CANTEX 3618                 9   4  1   90 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
WALL OF STEEL    C.H.S. 3616                10   3  0   56 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
TOTAL PARRY      MRS. VAUGHN 3614           11   2  0   49 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GERRICK GRIMM 3530.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WINGED DEATH 1374.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANVIL CATCHER 
3627, CASS DOLAN 3625, GERRICK GRIMM 3530, C.H.S. 3616, SOJOURN TO SARNATH 3594, 
CANTEX 3618, GOBERT HINNY 3552, HOOPS 3623, DOMJON 3554, and INGLEMORT JULS 3596.

The least popular fighter this week was KIRLA LORVIN 3621.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PETRA QUORD 3577, EXTRUSION 3617, MRS. VAUGHN 3614, EVALON 
ELKHORN 3553, LOSS MAGNET 3626, INGLEMORT JULS 3596, DOMJON 3554, HOOPS 3623, GOBERT 
HINNY 3552, and CANTEX 3618.