DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/14/2007    Duedate: 09/10/2007

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-234

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHY ANN
SITTEES (359)
(52-3562) [13-5-1,150]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHY ANN                        POSITION IS EMPTY
SITTEES (359)                  
(52-3562) [13-5-1,150]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PAS DE QUARTIER                BOY Z
BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)          SITTEES (359)
(52-3633) [12-16-1,67]         (52-3739) [8-1-1,81]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SITTEES (359)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FLOWER GIRLS (189)          36
2. FIRE INC. (394)             22      FLOWER GIRLS (189)
3. SITTEES (359)               18      Unchartered Team
4. AARDVARK HAMMERZ (398)       7
5. MORE' GOTH (384)             0      FIRE INC. (394)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 WATCH OUT! (391)          35  14  1 71.4   1/ 2 SITTEES (359)            11  4 1
 2/ 2 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       457 276 13 62.3   2/ 1*FIRE INC. (394)          10  5 1
 3/ 3 SITTEES (359)             57  37  4 60.6   3/ 3 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        6  5 0
 4/ 5*FIRE INC. (394)           27  18  2 60.0   4/ 6*AARDVARK HAMMERZ (398)    6  9 1
 5/ 4 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     73  56  4 56.6   5- 5*MORE' GOTH (384)          3  1 0
 6- 6*MORE' GOTH (384)          14  13  1 51.9   6- 4 ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)    2  2 0
 7- 7 ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)    45  50  4 47.4   7/ 7 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     2  7 0
 8- 8 DARK RAIDERS (78)        173 202 10 46.1   8- 8*ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)      1  0 0
 9/ 9*AARDVARK HAMMERZ (398)    12  19  1 38.7   9- 9 DARK RAIDERS (78)         1  1 1
10-10*ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)      12  21  2 36.4  10-10 WATCH OUT! (391)          1  2 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.

Oh my goodness <blush> I can't believe I am sitting on the almighty throne of (for
now) Floral Valley, what a trip.  Thank you to the DM Gods for giving me the strength
to make it to the top of such a fine arena.  My manager I'm sure is proud of my
achievement, not an easy road in this tough arena.  I shall do my best to defend all
akers, I just ask, please don't fight dirty, I think that it is so disgusting.
Tonnelle, what a battle, you truly belong among the top, you were a very tough
competitor.  Good luck to all!

                           Shy Ann

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of FRATSFA!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team FIRE INC. was 
unseated this week as SITTEES moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-2-0 record for the round.  SIZZLING SUNFLOWER caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested PAS DE QUARTIER and was awarded 20 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KUNG-FU MASTER put 
down BOY Z, causing him to lose 20 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has SHY ANN in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week 
she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  Informants "close" to the city champion 
have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out! 
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In FRATSFA "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  FRATSFA, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the 
names of thy guilds is BLOOD AND GUTS!, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the 
weekly duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to 
find any of SITTEES last week.  Busy avoiding BLOOD AND GUTS!?  Mighty fighters 
cannot but expect competition from those below.  PAINFUL PEONY take warning!  You 
have more than a few enemies in FRATSFA.   
     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!   
     The girls are as pretty in FRATSFA as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  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                  
 SHY ANN 3562                 13   5  1   150       SITTEES (359)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INSOLENT IRIS 3323           33  10  0   161       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-IGOR MALMORT 3594            12   8  1   130       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
-IMTOOSEXY 3759               13   6  0   126       ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)
 SUE SOON 3572                10   5  0   106       SITTEES (359)
-BUSHSUCKSTOADIE 3757         11   7  3    94       ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOB LE CANADIEN 3632         20   8  0    89       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 BOY Z 3739                    8   1  1    81       SITTEES (359)
 PAINFUL PEONY 3744           13   6  0    78       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-PHOBOPHOBIA 3840              9   2  0    77       WATCH OUT! (391)
 PAS DE QUARTIER 3633         12  16  1    67       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
-SARMASSOPHOBIA 3839           7   4  1    67       WATCH OUT! (391)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SINISTROPHOBIA 3835          10   3  0    65       WATCH OUT! (391)
-SLAYINGDEISFUN 3818           7   6  1    65       ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NOVERCAPHOBIA 3837            5   1  0    63       WATCH OUT! (391)
 OAK LEE 3563                 11  11  1    62       SITTEES (359)
 BYRON 3559                   13   9  1    61       SITTEES (359)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIZZLING SUNFLOWER 3846       6   3  0    56       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-ANGEL 3784                    7   1  0    52       MORE' GOTH (384)
 ANXIOUS AZALEA 3825           8   6  1    43       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-MELOPHOBIA 3836               4   3  0    42       WATCH OUT! (391)
 OUTCAST ORCHID 3870           4   1  1    38       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALYSON IL'CHANT 3781          3   4  1    32       MORE' GOTH (384)
-ABHORRENT ANT 3668            3   4  1    32       ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)
 SPARK 3875                    6   3  0    28       FIRE INC. (394)
 SMOLDER 3908                  3   1  1    28       FIRE INC. (394)
 FIRE WALL 3876                5   4  0    27       FIRE INC. (394)
-DERANGED DIAMOND 3666         3   6  1    26       ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)
 FIERY 3907                    3   1  0    24       FIRE INC. (394)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIGHTNING HAMMER 3917         4   3  0    20       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (398)
 RED DRAGON HAMMER 3914        3   3  0    18       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (398)
 SPIRE BURP HAMMER 3913        2   3  1    18       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (398)
 WRONG HAND HAMMER 3916        2   4  0    16       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (398)
-IRMINSUL 3871                 1   0  1    16       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
-THEDEONITSKNEES 3854          3   5  0    14       ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)
 INFERNO 3906                  3   1  0    11       FIRE INC. (394)
-MELANCHOLY 3777               3   0  0     9       MORE' GOTH (384)
-DULL DANDELION 3731           1   0  0     9       ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)
 SLICE RICE HAMMER 3915        1   5  0     8       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (398)
-BREE IL'CHANT 3778            1   1  0     8       MORE' GOTH (384)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRIENDLY CONSTABLE 2   0  1 0   1                   SMOLDER 3908          234 NONE    
FIRESTORM 3874         2  3 0 FIRE INC. 394         NIMBLE 3904           230 REVENGED
CINDER 3889            2  1 0 FIRE INC. 394         OUTCAST ORCHID 3870   230 NONE    
BLAZE 3900             1  1 0 FIRE INC. 394         LIFE OR DEATH 3898    230 REVENGED
LOATHSOME LUMMOX 3665  3  4 0 ODD ODIUS ORCS 374    ALYSON IL'CHANT 3781  230 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shy Ann -- Congrats on holding the celebrated Floral Valley crown.  Give us a chance
to work with you and we will surely make you less shy! (winks) -- The Flower Girls

My gals will be floating around at The Atlanta Face if you are looking for some REAL
action....  They are! -- Lady Fern

Alyson -- Ambidextrousness is becoming the wave of the future.  Want me to show you?
(wink) -- Sizzling Sunflower (ready to really sizzle)

Pas De Quartier -- That was such a hoot.  I haven't enjoyed myself so much in years.
AND, I feel ssssooooooooooo fulfilled. (wink) -- Painful Peony

Angel -- Well, now, you really sizzled!  I like it! -- Sizzling Sunflower

Smolder -- I was anxious, but I really cut loose didn't I?  You could say I
smoldered! -- Anxious Azalea
P.s.  Seemed a little unfairly matched, but come on over to The Flower Shoppe and I
will lick your wounds. (wink)

Ack what an ugly fight, you very painful Peony...I want a rematch!!  Even if the
rematch is like Tonnelle/Iris.... -- Pas de Quartier, the ill-named

That was some hard tickling, Iris! -- Tonnelle, leaving damned too early...

You Sittees kids are all taking advantages of us old farts.... -- The Blood and Guts

Sizzling Sunflower -- If you liking my style means more meetings between the two of
us then I think I will change my style.  I have decided I don't like being
appreciated by you and the other ladies of your team. -- Spark

Anxious Azalea -- Another random matchup another random beat down.  Where are all the
other gladiators? -- Smolder

Hammer -- It seems we have been banging heads a lot recently in a couple arenas.  I
think I have been getting the better of it so far though.  Be seeing you some more
next turn is my guess.  Luck to you. -- Wretch

Lady Fern -- It seems like we have been receiving the attention of all your ladies as
of late.  I don't mind if they spread themselves around the arena a little more. --
Wretch

Bob Le C. -- Nice challenge, although down the line perhaps I'll set up a little
differently and we'll try it again. -- Sue Soon

Napoleon -- I thought you guys were suppose to be tough, what a dead beat! -- Oak Lee

Tonnelle -- Very tough fighter, I haven't sweat that much since I don't know when. --
Shy Ann

Phobophobia -- Wow, what a fast pace duel, I even surprised myself in that fight. --
Boy Z

Alyson IL' -- Hope you get to feelin' better. -- Byron

Lady Fern -- Keep up the good work in the personals, now if only a few more would
step it up! -- Barnabas

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

SUE SOON bested TONNELLE in a action packed 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
BYRON was subdued by PAINFUL PEONY in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
OUTCAST ORCHID overpowered SPIRE BURP HAMMER in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
SHY ANN devastated BOB LE CANADIEN in a 2 minute one-sided Title fight.
BOY Z was narrowly defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 3 minute competition.
PAS DE QUARTIER was unbelievably bested by SIZZLING SUNFLOWER in a 2 minute fight.
OAK LEE bested ANXIOUS AZALEA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
SPARK overcame WRONG HAND HAMMER in a 3 minute fight.
FIRE WALL overcame SLICE RICE HAMMER in a action packed 1 minute melee.
RED DRAGON HAMMER vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LIGHTNING HAMMER vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FIERY overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven match.
SMOLDER executed FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
INFERNO subdued FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 2 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        36 -  20 -  2      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  14 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     29 -  20 -  4      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  16 -  3      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  40 -  3      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  25 -  3      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  15 -  3      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 234 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SHY ANN 3562               13   5  1  150 SITTEES (359)
LUNGING ATTACK   SUE SOON 3572              10   5  0  106 SITTEES (359)
TOTAL PARRY      BOB LE CANADIEN 3632       20   8  0   89 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
WALL OF STEEL    PAINFUL PEONY 3744         13   6  0   78 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
BASHING ATTACK   ANXIOUS AZALEA 3825         8   6  1   43 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PAS DE QUARTIER 3633.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BOY Z 3739.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHY ANN 3562, WRONG 
HAND HAMMER 3916, SUE SOON 3572, PAS DE QUARTIER 3633, OAK LEE 3563, FIRE WALL 3876, 
PAINFUL PEONY 3744, OUTCAST ORCHID 3870, SIZZLING SUNFLOWER 3846, and RED DRAGON 
HAMMER 3914.

The least popular fighter this week was SMOLDER 3908.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FIERY 3907, SLICE RICE HAMMER 3915, SPARK 3875, ANXIOUS AZALEA 3825, 
BOB LE CANADIEN 3632, SPIRE BURP HAMMER 3913, BYRON 3559, INFERNO 3906, LIGHTNING 
HAMMER 3917, and RED DRAGON HAMMER 3914.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

TONNELLE (52-3634) BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)