DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/16/2007    Duedate: 12/13/2007

TROCAR ARENA

DM-54    TURN-227

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GLUM
JANIX (298)
(54-2766) [14-5-1,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GLUM                           WERE BEAR
JANIX (298)                    FERAL LEGION (314)
(54-2766) [14-5-1,122]         (54-2967) [4-0-0,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SKORINDELLE                    SKORINDELLE
TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)        TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
(54-2742) [19-11-1,84]         (54-2742) [19-11-1,84]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FERAL LEGION (314)          36
2. JANIX (298)                 27      JANIX (298)
3. TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)    -15      Unchartered Team

                                       FERAL LEGION (314)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*FERAL LEGION (314)        12   5  2 70.6   1/ 1 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)   9  6 0
 2/ 3 JANIX (298)               90  66  8 57.7   2/ 2 JANIX (298)               6  4 0
 3/ 5 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  231 203  8 53.2   3/ 3*FERAL LEGION (314)        4  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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 583): MAKESHIFT ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 466): PAUL ATREIDES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 591): KORNIC BLAZE of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 587): M1A1 of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 586): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 590): HOFFA of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 588): SLAMMER of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 582): PERSEA QUELL of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 574): OAKLAND FU of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 573): PARROT KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 547): IRON MAN of ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 537): SCROD BOY of INQUISITION CLONES (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 240): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 524): ROCKSOCK of DELVERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 473): JACINTHE of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 226): PENELOTHE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 214): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 421): DARTH NIKILUS of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 192): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 465): THE CUTICLE DANCE of DON'T ASK (TUM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 583): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 466): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 591): OUR HIGHEST HONORS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 587): TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 586): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 590): KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 588): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 582): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 574): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 573): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 547): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 537): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 240): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 524): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 473): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 225): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 214): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 421): RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 192): ANTIQUATED LEGACY (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 465) TWISTED SESAME (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 583): LARRY KING of DEATH'S DOOR (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
                            COMICUS of ROMAN EMPIRE (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
                (turn 582): ZIMA of LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 587): M1A1 of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
                           LEOPARD of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 574): INDENTURED OARSMAN of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                            SOUND THE VANILLA! of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 524): ROCKSOCK of DELVERS (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 523): CELLIE SHATTERSTONE of DELVERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 473): JACINTHE of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 226): PENELOTHE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 421): DARTH NIKILUS of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     A Gurtargan Monk?  Who let him out of his cage?  Give the ape a banana and send
him away, he's pathetic.

                                      Penelothe

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TROCAR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Did only my eyes note the 4-1-0 record 
which FERAL LEGION managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will 
draw challengers!  SNIR caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested SKORINDELLE and was awarded 20 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, SNIR put down SKORINDELLE, causing her to lose 10 
points of recognition in the process.  As is fitting, the most sought after warrior 
on the challenge boards this week was none other than Duelmaster PENELOTHE herself.  
This time out GLUM made his bid for the throne as he challenged PENELOTHE in an all 
out contest of skill for possession of the title!  This time victory fell to the 
grasp of the usurper.  All hail GLUM, Duelmaster of TROCAR!  Would you believe that 
over half of the old women in TROCAR seem to feel that they could fight better than 
you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in TROCAR these days is TRADERS OF TROCAR.  At least, most blades in 
town are looking to avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild 
it was that spent the better part of last week avoiding TRADERS OF TROCAR.  Indeed it 
was JANIX.  I can not but mention with disdain the name of ROXY who this week posted 
a challenge to a warrior a full 8 points below in the rankings.  I thought ROXY 
showed great skill and promise when she won victory over VARDIN ABEQ.  All right, so 
I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Was I the only one shocked to see the well respected fighter 
WEREWOLF (2-0-1) appear on the sands of the Dark Arena?  She is now dead.  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!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 GLUM 2766                    14   5  1   122       JANIX (298)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNIR 2784                    18  12  0    94       JANIX (298)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKORINDELLE 2742             19  11  1    84       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 DARISTAM 2837                13  14  0    72       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WERE BEAR 2967                4   0  0    56       FERAL LEGION (314)
 WERETIGER 2965                3   1  1    42       FERAL LEGION (314)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYCANTHROPE 2968              1   2  0    32       FERAL LEGION (314)
 WORQ 2956                     8   4  0    28       JANIX (298)
 KORASIM 3001                  4   0  0    27       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 ROXY 2957                     6   5  0    25       JANIX (298)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRIMAL 3000                   1   0  0    15       FERAL LEGION (314)
 VARDIN ABEQ 3002              1   3  0    11       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OOSA 2999                     2   2  0     8       JANIX (298)
-KENAZ THORSSON 2507           0   2  0     2       ODIN'S CHOSEN (264)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WEREWOLF 2966           2  1 1 FERAL LEGION 314     JENNE THE KNIFE       227  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Penelothe, Skorindelle, and Daristam -- We feel bad for leaving you alone with the
stand ins last month.  We had been naughty, and Kat didn't let us come out to play.
-- The Janix Crew

Dang it, Jorja--now that I missed a turn, it'll take several more before I have a
chance at wrestling the Top Team from you. -- Kat

Now that the Tourney is over hopefully we'll have more playmates this month. -- Kat

I hope the Warrior Mage is better at magic than at physical combat, because at
physical combat, he's...not stellar. -- Skorindelle

Why are we writing personals?  I just took a closer look at the newsletter, and it's
just us and the standbys today.  No point in writing personals to the standbys, even
though they could probably be induced to write back.  Dutifully, you know.  Bah. --
Jorja, Traders of Trocar

Lady Protector Penelothe -- Ah, congratulations.  We will be sorry to see you go.  We
have pooled our slender resources--we meaning myself and the more responsible
standbys and Dark Arena specialists--and bought you a share in a caravan heading for
Rithakar.  If all goes well, when it returns in the spring it will bring wealth much
greater than the share invested.  Use it wisely. -- Arenamaster Jareth Okara

23 October 2007
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                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
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9 TEAM (18 MANAGERS) have declared for the STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3!!!  There is
still time for you to join in on the competition.  The carnage begins TURN 263!!!!

ALL YOU NEED TO DO 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 December 4, 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).

3 November 2007
If you need to send an email to RSI, please send it to CSR (at) reality.com.  Using
any other address makes it all but impossible that you'll receive a response. -- RSI

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WEREWOLF was butchered by JENNE THE KNIFE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GLUM subdued PENELOTHE in a popular 1 minute veteran's Challenge Title melee.
WORQ lost to WERETIGER in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
ROXY bested VARDIN ABEQ in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice Challenge fight.
SKORINDELLE was unbelievably bested by SNIR in a popular 5 minute expert's brawl.
DARISTAM was beaten by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute master's brawl.
WERE BEAR savagely defeated LAKE PATROL in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
LYCANTHROPE vanquished GARNET THE WHIP in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KORASIM defeated MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
OOSA was defeated by PRIMAL in a 2 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   6 -  1      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  17 -  1      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 227 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GLUM 2766                  14   5  1  122 JANIX (298)
TOTAL PARRY      SNIR 2784                  18  12  0   94 JANIX (298)
WALL OF STEEL    SKORINDELLE 2742           19  11  1   84 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
STRIKING ATTACK  WERETIGER 2965              3   1  1   42 FERAL LEGION (314)
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 SKORINDELLE 2742.  The ten other most popular fighters were WERE BEAR 2967, 
GLUM 2766, WERETIGER 2965, KORASIM 3001, PRIMAL 3000, ROXY 2957, VARDIN ABEQ 3002, 
LYCANTHROPE 2968, WEREWOLF 2966, and WORQ 2956.

The least popular fighter this week was SNIR 2784.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OOSA 2999, DARISTAM 2837, WORQ 2956, WEREWOLF 2966, LYCANTHROPE 2968, 
VARDIN ABEQ 3002, ROXY 2957, PRIMAL 3000, KORASIM 3001, and WERETIGER 2965.

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

PENELOTHE (54-2838) TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WOLFINMYCLOTHES 961 (222-121-9)        3  3  0         SIS BOOM BAA         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SILVERBOLT 2554 (16-10-0)              0  2  0         RUNNING AMOK         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SABRETOOTH 2269 (21-14-2)              0  2  0         RUNNING AMOK         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PRIMAL 3000 (0-0-0)                    2  3  0         FERAL LEGION         

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OLIVER WOOD 2849 (7-6-0)              10  3  0         GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2    

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BUFFALO KNIGHT 2888 (6-5-1)            1  3  0         SPARF!               
INVISIBLE INK 2021 (3-4-0)             1  3  0         USELESS TOOLS