DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/27/2007    Duedate: 08/23/2007

TROCAR ARENA

DM-54    TURN-223

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GLUM
JANIX (298)
(54-2766) [11-5-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GLUM                           DENNA
JANIX (298)                    SCARLETS BRACE (316)
(54-2766) [11-5-1,107]         (54-2980) [1-0-1,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SKORINDELLE                    GLUM
TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)        JANIX (298)
(54-2742) [17-9-1,78]          (54-2766) [11-5-1,107]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JANIX (298)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JANIX (298)                 19
2. TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)     11      JANIX (298)
3. SCARLETS BRACE (316)        10      Unchartered Team
4. EYE OF THE STORM (221)       0
5. KIWI CONNECTION II (318)     0      SCARLETS BRACE (316)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*KIWI CONNECTION II (318)   4   2  1 66.7   1/ 3 JANIX (298)              10  4 1
 2- 3*FERAL LEGION (314)         5   3  2 62.5   2/ 1 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)   7  6 0
 3/ 4 JANIX (298)               81  60  8 57.4   3- 2 EYE OF THE STORM (221)    5  4 0
 4/ 5 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  221 193  8 53.4   4- 4*KIWI CONNECTION II (318)  4  2 1
 5- 6 EYE OF THE STORM (221)   102  95  8 51.8   5/ 5*SCARLETS BRACE (316)      2  2 1
 6/ 1*SCARLETS BRACE (316)       2   2  1 50.0   6- 6*FERAL LEGION (314)        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.

     The Collector is a fool, whatever it is he collects.  Scars, maybe?

                                      Penelothe

P.S.  You will note that "the audience falls silent as the dueling begins."  I had
some apprentice mages set that up.  A spell of silence to enfold them like a hot, wet
blanket (I prefer to fight without the distractions of yelling fans), and then, just
for laughs, a few sections of the stands to actually collapse, making the "falls"
part accurate, too.  Perhaps this will persuade those tight-pockets in the Commission
to authorize (FINALLY) a genuine stone arena.  These wooden bleachers are pathetic.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt TROCAR will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the difference, 
as TRADERS OF TROCAR is pushed out of top team by JANIX, who came from 3rd with a 
3-1-0 this turn.  And let's see, DENNA fought MAGE'S APPRENTICE and gained 16 points 
and contributed to SCARLETS BRACE's 1-2-1.  WORQ has lost to DARISTAM, falling 8 
points, while helping make JANIX a 3-1-0 turn.  Well done, TROCAR, the Duelmaster was 
this turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps PENELOTHE is not as thrilled, being 
challenged 2 times.  GLUM challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to 
dethrone TRADERS OF TROCAR's warrior.  We should ask GLUM about the thrill of 
victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to 
ask.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The 
Swinging Aardvark uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their 
enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLUM 2766                    11   5  1   107       JANIX (298)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENELOTHE 2838               13  10  0    85       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 SKORINDELLE 2742             17   9  1    78       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 DARISTAM 2837                12  11  0    72       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
-SNIR 2784                    16  11  0    69       JANIX (298)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RUNE KNIGHT 2915             12  11  0    51       EYE OF THE STORM (221)
 WORQ 2956                     7   2  0    47       JANIX (298)
-VAGRANT CUR 2953              7   5  1    43       EYE OF THE STORM (221)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VIKKI THE VAIN 2946           8   5  1    31       EYE OF THE STORM (221)
 ROXY 2957                     4   4  0    30       JANIX (298)
-HELLFURY 2963                 8   0  0    28       EYE OF THE STORM (221)
-WERE BEAR 2967                2   0  0    25       FERAL LEGION (314)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOKAN 2987                    2   0  1    23       KIWI CONNECTION II (318)
-WERETIGER 2965                1   1  1    21       FERAL LEGION (314)
-WEREWOLF 2966                 1   0  1    21       FERAL LEGION (314)
 DENNA 2980                    1   0  1    16       SCARLETS BRACE (316)
-TROUT 2991                    1   1  0    14       KIWI CONNECTION II (318)
-ALBERT 2990                   1   1  0    12       KIWI CONNECTION II (318)
-LYCANTHROPE 2968              0   1  0     7       FERAL LEGION (314)
 OOSA 2999                     1   0  0     5       JANIX (298)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAINA 2979                    1   1  0     4       SCARLETS BRACE (316)
-KENAZ THORSSON 2507           0   2  0     2       ODIN'S CHOSEN (264)
 TRAG 2977                     0   1  0     1       SCARLETS BRACE (316)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MAGE'S APPRENTICE 5    0  1 0   1                   DENNA 2980            223 NONE    
KORBERT 2970           1  2 0 TRADERS OF TROCAR 252 MOKAN 2987            222         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Snir -- It would appear that even without my favorites, I am superb.  I knew this, of
course.  If you wish to escape me with your life, you will donate a couple of pints
of blood to my dinner menu. -- Wimperetta

Glum -- Heck.  I'd hoped for something more cheerful.  A win, for instance.  Rats. --
Skorindelle

Rune Knight -- Good try, but I had, as they say, "the style advantage."  Lots of
times that doesn't mean a thing, glad it did today. -- Daristam

Mokan -- I guess it's just as well, because I really don't like kiwi fruits. -- Ghost
of Korbert

9 July 2007
I have not been receiving my physical turns in a reliable manner lately.  If there
are diplos with the turns that go missing, they're gone for good.  So if you send me
a diplo and do not see an acknowledgement of receipt in the personals, know that I
have not gotten it (yet).  If you have email, contact me at Livia AT reality DOT com.
If you don't have email, keep trying with the diplos.  We are working on this
problem. -- the Scribe/Jorja/Leeta
P.S.  If you email me, put "Re DM" on the subject line.

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

GLUM devastated PENELOTHE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
SKORINDELLE subdued WARRIOR-MAGE in a exciting 1 minute melee.
DARISTAM overpowered WORQ in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
ROXY devastated RAINA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TRAG was subdued by OOSA in a 2 minute gruesome amateur's competition.
DENNA slew MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 1 minute bloody novice's struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   2 -  1      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   5 -  2      72  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  14 -  1      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  3      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW        14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 223 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         4  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GLUM 2766                  11   5  1  107 JANIX (298)
WALL OF STEEL    PENELOTHE 2838             13  10  0   85 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
AIMED BLOW       DARISTAM 2837              12  11  0   72 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WORQ 2956                   7   2  0   47 JANIX (298)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SKORINDELLE 2742.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GLUM 2766.  The ten other most popular fighters were SKORINDELLE 2742, 
DARISTAM 2837, ROXY 2957, OOSA 2999, PENELOTHE 2838, TRAG 2977, DENNA 2980, WORQ 
2956, RAINA 2979, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was RAINA 2979.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WORQ 2956, DENNA 2980, TRAG 2977, PENELOTHE 2838, OOSA 2999, ROXY 2957, 
DARISTAM 2837, SKORINDELLE 2742, GLUM 2766, and  0.

                           SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN ATLANTA!

Our next summer FTF will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, July 27-29, 2007.  It will be 
held at the Sheraton Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, on 3405 Lenox Road NE (404-261-9250). 
Room rates are $95.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  There is a free shuttle from the 
MARTA station two blocks away and free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block.  Look for transportation info in the tournament information 
sheet.  We hope you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!