DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/17/2007    Duedate: 08/30/2007

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-467

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AILLENDEI
DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5318) [22-19-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AILLENDEI                      FUBAR
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            ERRATA (571)
(51-5318) [22-19-0,124]        (51-5364) [4-1-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AILLENDEI                      AILLENDEI
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5318) [22-19-0,124]        (51-5318) [22-19-0,124]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RAISING R'LYEH (573)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RAISING R'LYEH (573)        54
2. ERRATA (571)                19      RAISING R'LYEH (573)
3. SEA DOGS (569)              16      Unchartered Team
4. BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)      0
5. AMAZON ELITE (536)         -10      SEA DOGS (569)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*SEA DOGS (569)             1   0  0  100   1/ 3 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      9  5 1
 2/ 1*ERRATA (571)               6   1  0 85.7   2- 1 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)   7  3 0
 3- 2 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)   71  39  3 64.5   3/ 2 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       6  6 0
 4/ 3 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      28  17  2 62.2   4/ 4*ERRATA (571)              3  1 0
 5/ 4 AMAZON ELITE (536)       147 125 11 54.0   5/ 0*SEA DOGS (569)            1  0 0
 6/ 5 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      592 681 19 46.5   6/ 5 AMAZON ELITE (536)        1  5 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It was a valiant effort, Dark Sweet Treat, and I salute you for making it.  But
the weight of experience (and no, I will NOT go on a diet!) was too much for you.  I
guess.  Don't know what else it could have been.

                                      Aillendei

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
TRICORUS.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  We 
now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  RAISING R'LYEH now holds 
the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey everybody, watch out for 
ENDLESS WATCH, who flew up 18 points in the rankings after mashing KURBALD like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was 
KURBALD, who dropped 13 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with 
ENDLESS WATCH.  Well, everybody's pal AILLENDEI moved hers record to 22-19-0 by 
defeating JACINTHE in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 12 recognition points.  
4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that 
location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid DARK HORSEMEN, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does TRICORUS really have that 
many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch RAISING R'LYEH's act in the 
arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from DARK HORSEMEN.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may 
encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in TRICORUS have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AILLENDEI 5318               22  19  0   124       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362         14   3  1    91       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
-BLACK CLANSMAN 4114          13   9  0    91       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARK SWEET TREAT 5361        12   4  0    88       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 ENDLESS WATCH 5377            8   2  0    84       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 JACINTHE 5211                18   9  0    78       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-DARK RIVER 4117              13  10  1    77       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KURBALD 5345                 16  13  1    62       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 BLADERUNNER 5376              7   2  1    60       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE JONAH 5360               11   5  0    51       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 FEAR OF THE DARK 5375         5   5  0    45       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383          3   1  1    42       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DRACUL TEPES 5379             4   5  0    33       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
-RYOKO 5382                    2   0  0    33       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 FUBAR 5364                    4   1  0    29       ERRATA (571)
 MARSKOL 5374                  6  10  0    28       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUM 5365                      2   0  0    20       ERRATA (571)
 BILGE RAT 5334                1   0  0    16       SEA DOGS (569)
-OLYMPIA 5357                  3   4  1    14       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 PHAEDRA 5380                  2   4  1    11       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 GARANH 5384                   2   3  0     9       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QAMRA 5381                    1   3  0     6       AMAZON ELITE (536)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRATSFA SLAVE 7        0  1 0   1                   COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383  467 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Black Clansman -- Aillendei, at least, was glad you won that fight.  She was worried
that you were sick or something.  I kind of wish you were. -- Kurbald

Olympia -- Savor the skills, you'll need 'em later. -- Marskol

Fear of the Dark -- That's practically an insult! -- Garanh

Dark River -- The fans have no taste. -- Marskol

Dark Sweet Treat -- I've heard of some people making "sweet bean cakes."  Don't do
that.  Go for chocolate.  Chocolate's a winner.  Beans, bleh. -- Galbei

Dark Sweet Treat -- Were it possible for a woman to be inducted to the Chardinee
Society, I am sure one would be snared by your sweet darkness, sir. -- M. Kastensol
Chardinee
P.S.  But why insist on the alternate gender?  One understands that elves and half
elves are...flexible that way.

27 July 2007
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                        **  STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE II   **
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Years have passed since the last Slaughterhouse, but the season is right for a return
to STORMCROWE!  Join us in DM-45 for the STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE II.

WHEN

*The actions begins TURN-263 (due approximately November 27, 2007)

WHERE

*STORMCROWE (DM 45)

HOW LONG

*13 Turns (Turns 263-275)

TEAMS

*Teams will consist of two (2) managers.  No more, no less.  Only one team allowed
per manager.  Violators will be disqualified from the competition.  Old teams and new
teams are welcome to join the competition.  Once the contest has begun (TURN 263)
managers MAY NOT exchange teams or partners.

SCORING

In the tradition of the Slaughterhouse, scoring will be simple and straight-forward.
Victory and achievements will be rewarded while defeats will be mocked and ridiculed.

+3 Win
+2 Kill (in addition to +3 Win for a total of +5)
+5 Team on the Move (Top Gainer(s) Only)
+3 Turn's Most Popular
+3 Turn's Least Popular
+5 Current Top Team (begins 3rd turn of contest)

SPECIAL SCORING CONSIDERATIONS

*Fights against teammates garner NO POINTS.

*Fights against Judith's team (Northern Lights), Arena Stand Bys and the Dark Arena
garner NO POINTS (this includes DA kills).

*Tourney participation is allowed (even encouraged), but NO POINTS will be given for
success in those endeavors.

*NO POINTS will be awarded for DM, Popularity Leader, Chartered Recognition Leader,
Top Chartered Team, Stylemasters, Top Unchartered Team, and Unchartered Recognition
Leader.  Every effort has been made to insure scoring neither benefits established
teams nor new teams.

ENTRY

Entry into the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse is easy:

*Find a Partner

*Declare your intentions in the Stormcrowe newsletter to enter before the first turn
of the contest.  You may also email or diplo Master Darque.

*Each manager entering the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse must submit one (1) Team Roll-Up
Certificate.  Only certificates will be accepted for entry.  All certificates
submitted will be used during the course of the contest as prizes.

PRIZES

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

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

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

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

Special note from RSI on prizes:  All contest prizes must be used within three
months.  All contest prizes may only be used on a living warrior on the participating
contest team in DM 45.  The immortality potion may resurrect a warrior one time,
after a death in DM 45 only, after which time the potion disappears.

TIE-BREAKERS

In the unlikely event of a tie, pre-contest established tie-breakers will be
consulted to determine a winner.  The tie-breaking criteria are known to the
Moderator and RSI.  They will not be made public knowledge to avoid any exploitation.

MODERATOR

Master Darque will be serving as Master of Ceremonies for the Slaughterhouse II.  As
such, all his decisions are final.  Any rules inquiries should be directed to him.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Master Darque can be reached by Diplo in DM 45 (Darque Forces-428) or you may email
him at the following address:  rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com.  Be sure to put
STORMCROWE in the Subject line of your Email so it can be easily spotted if sent to
his Spam folder.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AILLENDEI devastated JACINTHE in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
KURBALD was demolished by ENDLESS WATCH in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
BLADERUNNER overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
MARSKOL was devastated by FEAR OF THE DARK in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
COLOROUTOFSPACE murdered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
PHAEDRA was vanquished by BUM in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
FUBAR overpowered GARANH in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
QAMRA was handily defeated by BILGE RAT in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW         3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  13 -  1      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  16 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  15 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 467 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    AILLENDEI 5318             22  19  0  124 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
STRIKING ATTACK  ENDLESS WATCH 5377          8   2  0   84 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
TOTAL PARRY      JACINTHE 5211              18   9  0   78 AMAZON ELITE (536)
AIMED BLOW       COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383        3   1  1   42 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AILLENDEI 5318.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was AILLENDEI 5318.  The ten other most popular fighters were ENDLESS WATCH 5377, 
FUBAR 5364, BUM 5365, BILGE RAT 5334, JACINTHE 5211, BLADERUNNER 5376, FEAR OF THE 
DARK 5375, COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383, KURBALD 5345, and MARSKOL 5374.

The least popular fighter this week was QAMRA 5381.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GARANH 5384, PHAEDRA 5380, MARSKOL 5374, KURBALD 5345, COLOROUTOFSPACE 
5383, FEAR OF THE DARK 5375, BLADERUNNER 5376, JACINTHE 5211, BILGE RAT 5334, and BUM 
5365.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

AILLENDEI (51-5318) DARK HORSEMEN (433)