DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/08/2007    Duedate: 10/05/2007

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-241

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SWEET AIR
OPEN SESAME (199)
(50-3381) [25-12-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STREET SIGN                    POSITION IS EMPTY
OPEN SESAME (199)              
(50-3523) [12-7-0,110]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARRY MONSTER                  GERRICK GRIMM
OPEN SESAME (199)              DRUID'S GROVE (292)
(50-3430) [13-12-0,107]        (50-3530) [16-15-0,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LIFE IMPACTS (395)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DRUID'S GROVE (292)         48
2. OPEN SESAME (199)           33      LIFE IMPACTS (395)
3. DREAMS OF KADATH (181)      29      Unchartered Team
4. LIFE IMPACTS (395)           8
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)        49  21  1 70.0   1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)        9  6 0
 2/ 2 OPEN SESAME (199)        327 212 19 60.7   2/ 2 OPEN SESAME (199)         8  1 0
 3/ 3 DRUID'S GROVE (292)      151 144 15 51.2   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        7  8 0
 4- 4 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    48  48  4 50.0   4/ 5 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       4  5 1
 5/ 5 DREAMS OF KADATH (181)    33  39  0 45.8   5/ 6 DREAMS OF KADATH (181)    4  8 0
 6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       150 205  6 42.3   6- 4 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    2  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 575): ULTORINO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 575): BACARDI LIMON of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 569): AZAZEL of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 571): CHAUNCY of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 570): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 568): BLOOD SPORTS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 284): VAIDISAIVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 561): TESSA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 282): ULTHAR THYDRIM of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 557): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 555): THE CRIPPLER of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 546): PITFALL HARRY of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 509): KURESSA D'GEN of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 253): SISTER MARY SARAH of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 240): GERRICK GRIMM of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 436): BUCK FEVER of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 415): XANDER HAXAN of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 402): STEELHORSE of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 189): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 372): VORGAN TEN TALH of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 368): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 357): MIRIAL ADAMANT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 462): FUNNY BUNNY of RHYME TYME (Emerald Orbs, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 575): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 575): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 568): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 571): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 569): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 568): TAHAHN HAH (Mr. Humlae, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 284): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 560): ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 282): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 557): LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 565): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 546): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 509): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 253): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 240): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 436): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 414): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 402): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 189): PLAY BALL (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 372): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 368): DRAGONS KEEP (Chi'en, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 357): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 462): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 574): CROWN ROYAL of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 569): AZAZEL of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 568): BLOOD SPORTS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 560): YOUR MAMA of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 280): POSEIDONIS of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 557): I.M. CEYTIN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 555): THE CRIPPLER of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 545): BALIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 252): MORWHEN of LOST SOULS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
                             OPAI of DARK PINNACLE (Buddy Lee, mgr.)
                 (turn 253): SISTER MARY SARAH of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             SISTER SLEDGE of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 414): TILLISE ULAM of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 355): ORGULLO DIFAMAR of THE LUNATIC FRINGE (Noachian, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in SNOWBOUND since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  OPEN SESAME showed 
SNOWBOUND what they were made of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 
4-1-0.  What's with EVALON ELKHORN?  He actually beat OPEN SESAME's ON MY WAY, and 
walked away with 28 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at OPEN SESAME while 
they watched TRASH CAN clobber CANTEX.  It lost 14 points and got bruised from 
objects thrown from the stands.  I'm sure SNOWBOUND is excited about SWEET AIR, the 
new Duelmaster from OPEN SESAME.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I 
have...  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.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, DARQUE FORCES II!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at OPEN SESAME 
ain't reelin'!  DARQUE FORCES II's mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the 
most challenged warrior, GOBERT HINNY!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to 
haunt you.  Keep challenging up 26 points, EXTRUSION, and I won't have to write about 
you much longer.  GOBERT HINNY always accepts those kind of challenges...  EXTRUSION 
subdued GOBERT HINNY (EXTRUSION getting 18 points, too!)--Ooh baby!  Now dat I likes! 
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
SNOWBOUND is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for 
my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWEET AIR 3381               25  12  0   109       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ADRIANNE 3190                13   6  1   119       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 STREET SIGN 3523             12   7  0   110       OPEN SESAME (199)
 HARRY MONSTER 3430           13  12  0   107       OPEN SESAME (199)
 ON MY WAY 3378               24  13  1   104       OPEN SESAME (199)
 GERRICK GRIMM 3530           16  15  0    97       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 EVALON ELKHORN 3553          12   9  3    95       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRASH CAN 3403                6   1  2    88       OPEN SESAME (199)
 CANTEX 3618                   9   5  1    76       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOMJON 3554                  11  10  3    60       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 EXTRUSION 3617               11   3  0    57       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MRS. VAUGHN 3614             12   2  0    51       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 GOBERT HINNY 3552             7  15  2    50       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-FAUSTICA 3563                 4   0  0    47       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 C.H.S. 3616                  10   4  0    44       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565          5   2  1    38       DARQUE FORCES II (348)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETRA QUORD 3577              8   8  0    33       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-WINGED DEATH 1374             4  10  0    30       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
 INGLEMORT JULS 3596           3   6  0    26       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOJOURN TO SARNATH 3594       4   6  0    20       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
-KLYMENESTRA 3620              1   1  0    18       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 HOOPS 3623                    1   2  0    16       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 DYLATH-LEEN 3629              1   0  0    14       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
 KIRLA LORVIN 3621             3   1  0    10       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 ALMOST HUMAN 3630             1   0  0    10       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
 CASS DOLAN 3625               2   1  0     7       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KILL ME 3628           0  1 0 DREAMS OF KADATH 181  GLACIER TROLL 18      241 NONE    
SANITY LOSS 3602       3  2 0 DREAMS OF KADATH 181  TRASH CAN 3403        237 NOT REVE
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 JUST REV
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 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gobert -- No problem.  It was my pleasure smashing your face.  It wasn't too pretty
in the first place.  Looks better, by far, now. -- Cantex (the nasty little golem)

Gerrick Grimm -- Congratulations on your DM Title.  Salute. -- Coach, Life Impacts

Kirla Lorvin -- Not getting the connection?!  NOT getting the connection?!  From a
Life Impacts standpoint, if one "grew up" in Southern Indiana, "hoops" (re:
basketball to you) had a very, very significant impact.  Have you ever seen the movie
"Hoosiers"?  A true story it is.  The boss, old man that he is, grew up in that area
and that era and played many of the similar school teams that Hickory (real team was
Milan, IN) did. -- Coach
P.S.  Hence, the warrior name "Hoops" fits Life Impacts well.

Evalon Elkhorn -- It was clearly my day.  All mine. -- Cantex

Cass Dolan -- How could you defeat Hoops?  Why, that is un-American--or something
like that.  Well, what the heck--well done. -- Coach

Ambitious Guard -- You need to get a little more ambitious.  A lazy mind (and body)
is the devil's workshop. -- Mrs. Vaughn

Winged Death -- I didn't "overcome" you, as the newsletter says, rather, I molded you
to my liking.  (wink) -- Extrusion

Petra -- Goooooooooooooooooooooo Bulldogs!!!!!!!!!!! -- C.H.S.

Hoops -- Hoops?  Hula hoops?  Basketball hoops?  Hoop skirts?  This is not a clear
concept.  Work on it. -- Cass Dolan

Domjon -- Ah.  It's you.  Hoop-ee. -- Gobert Hinny

C.H.S. -- Chandler High School?  How did they do on their homecoming game? -- Petra
Quord

Sojourn to Sarnath -- Listen, if I wanted to nearly die in Sarnath, I'd've planned
for it!  This takes me so much by surprise.  Good thing the Infirmarian knows what
she's doing. -- Inglemort Juls

An Embezzling Scribe is pathetic.  He wasn't supposed to get CAUGHT, you know.  Maybe
if he hadn't kept his second set of books right THERE in the same ledger, in red
ink....  Just plain dumb. -- Kirla Lorvin

6 September 2007
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                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
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15 managers have announced for the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse!!!!!!  There is still 
time to join and make a name for yourself in one of Alastari's fiercest contests!  I 
must correct a mistake in the previous announcement.  I incorrectly called it the 
Slaughterhouse 2, but in reality, this will be the third installment of the 
Slaughterhouse!

HOW 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 November 27, 2007).

RULES and SCORING

Rules and Scoring information for the Slaughterhouse will be posted every turn in the 
Stormcrowe newsletter beginning with Turn 260 and in a final all arena ad in 
November.

PRIZES

ENDURANCE AWARD:  One (1) +1 Bonus Potion will be given to every team that competes 
in 60 of the 65 contest fights.

KILL MASTER AWARD:  The individual manager with the most kills will receive a Limited 
Immortality Potion.  This potion may be applied to one (1) warrior.  He/she will be 
resurrected ONE-TIME if they are killed in Basic D2.

TOP TEAM AWARD:  Each manager on the winning team will receive the following prize 
pack for their Slaughterhouse Dominance:

*One (1) +1 Bonus Potion
*Favorites Knowledge for one (1) Warrior
*Undisclosed amount of Team RU Certificates

Special note from RSI on prizes:  All contest prizes must be used within three 

months.  All contest prizes may only be used on a living warrior on the participating 
contest team in DM 45.  The immortality potion may resurrect a warrior one time, 
after a death in DM 45 only, after which time the potion disappears.

NEED MORE INFORMATION

Rules questions and clarifications may be directed to Master Darque the contest 
coordinator.  He may be reached by email at rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or by 
diplo in DM 45 (Darque Forces-428).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KILL ME was barely slain by GLACIER TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
EXTRUSION unbelievably bested GOBERT HINNY in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
HOOPS overcame CASS DOLAN in a 3 minute novice's Challenge match.
GERRICK GRIMM was unbelievably bested by SWEET AIR in a 8 minute master's Title brawl.
ON MY WAY was subdued by EVALON ELKHORN in a 2 minute master's competition.
STREET SIGN vanquished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
HARRY MONSTER savagely defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 4 minute mismatched brawl.
TRASH CAN won victory over CANTEX in a action packed 1 minute duel.
C.H.S. lost to DOMJON in a 2 minute fight.
MRS. VAUGHN slimly won victory over PETRA QUORD in a slow 9 minute gory duel.
INGLEMORT JULS overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
KIRLA LORVIN was savagely defeated by DYLATH-LEEN in a 12 minute novice's match.
ALMOST HUMAN bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  11 -  2      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  17 -  0      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  17 -  2      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        22 -  21 -  2      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  17 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   7 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  13 -  0      28  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 241 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SWEET AIR 3381             25  12  0  109 OPEN SESAME (199)
STRIKING ATTACK  STREET SIGN 3523           12   7  0  110 OPEN SESAME (199)
LUNGING ATTACK   HARRY MONSTER 3430         13  12  0  107 OPEN SESAME (199)
BASHING ATTACK   EVALON ELKHORN 3553        12   9  3   95 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
AIMED BLOW       DOMJON 3554                11  10  3   60 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
WALL OF STEEL    C.H.S. 3616                10   4  0   44 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is HARRY MONSTER 3430.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GERRICK GRIMM 3530.  The ten other most popular fighters were HARRY MONSTER 
3430, GOBERT HINNY 3552, CASS DOLAN 3625, TRASH CAN 3403, SWEET AIR 3381, CANTEX 
3618, DOMJON 3554, HOOPS 3623, EVALON ELKHORN 3553, and STREET SIGN 3523.

The least popular fighter this week was KIRLA LORVIN 3621.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DYLATH-LEEN 3629, MRS. VAUGHN 3614, PETRA QUORD 3577, C.H.S. 
3616, ON MY WAY 3378, ALMOST HUMAN 3630, INGLEMORT JULS 3596, EXTRUSION 3617, KILL ME 
3628, and STREET SIGN 3523.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SWEET AIR (50-3381) OPEN SESAME (199)
GERRICK GRIMM (50-3530) DRUID'S GROVE (292)