DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/24/2007    Duedate: 09/06/2007

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-415

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

XANDER HAXAN
BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
(61-3270) [17-22-3,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

XANDER HAXAN                   KING BABAR
BLADE AND BLOOD (314)          ELEPHANTS ON PARADE (389)
(61-3270) [17-22-3,106]        (61-3456) [2-0-0,14]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

XANDER HAXAN                   MIKAI ABADOS
BLADE AND BLOOD (314)          BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
(61-3270) [17-22-3,106]        (61-3361) [14-12-4,72]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLADE AND BLOOD (314)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLADE AND BLOOD (314)       66
2. ELEPHANTS ON PARADE (389)   18      MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
3. MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)        -27      Unchartered Team

ELEPHANTS ON PARADE (389)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ELEPHANTS ON PARAD (389)   4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)    10  5 2
 2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)       59  50  2 54.1   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)       6  8 0
 3/ 3 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)    157 135 28 53.8   3/ 3*ELEPHANTS ON PARAD (389)  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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 575): ULTORINO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 574): BACARDI LIMON of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 568): AZAZEL of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 571): CHAUNCY of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 569): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 567): WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 283): SRAN3I of PHANTACITY (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 560): TESSA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 281): ULTHAR THYDRIM of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 556): P.Y.T. of NOTORIOUS (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 564): SOCIETY RED of JAILBIRDS (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 545): GARTH THE SEAMITE of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 508): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, 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 435): MEANER of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 414): TILLISE ULAM of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 401): STEELHORSE of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 189): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 371): VORGAN TEN TALH of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 367): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 356): MIRIAL ADAMANT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 461): TOM BOMBADIL of MAIAR (Mad Max, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 575): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 574): CULTS-R-US (?, 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 567): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 283): FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 560): ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 281): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 556): RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 564): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 545): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 508): 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 435): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 414): BLADE & BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 401): none
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 189): PLAY BALL (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 371): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 367): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 356): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 461): 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  29 LAPUR (turn 559): GALLIENUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
              (turn 560): YOUR MAMA of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 280): POSEIDONIS of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 545): BALIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 507): DRACO EL TANNJN of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The Venomous Concubine.  Pitiful.  Especially since he's a guy.

                                    Tillise Ulam

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  It looks like the guys(?) at ELEPHANTS ON PARADE had a good week as 
they went 3-1-0 to put them in 3rd place.  I guess steroids help!  Hey everybody, 
watch out for CIRSIUM VULGARE, who flew up 19 points in the rankings after mashing 
CAPTURED ORC like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't 
pay to walk out on the sands.  ROEKFORT SIMS was overcame by SIBI EL KEER and drops 
15 points.  In front of all the crowds, XANDER HAXAN took the Duelmaster's crown for 
his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to 
deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the JURINE arena.  And hey, 
kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid MIDDLE WAY 16, please raise you hand.  Wow.  
Does JURINE really have that many liars?  For those of you who like math, try this 
one:  MIDDLE WAY 16 + Weapons That go Boom = BLADE AND BLOOD + Avoid City.  And who 
is this CHAM DUGAN you ask, with 2 points and a 0-2-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could 
tell!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in JURINE have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XANDER HAXAN 3270            17  22  3   106       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIKAI ABADOS 3361            14  12  4    72       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIBI EL KEER 3362            11  11  3    61       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
 LADY THORNE 3458              5   0  1    57       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROEKFORT SIMS 3441           11  11  1    48       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 PARLEN QUIR 3437             11  11  1    45       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 CIRSIUM VULGARE 3451          4   2  1    43       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KING BABAR 3456               2   0  0    14       ELEPHANTS ON PARADE (389)
 XAROK YOLE 3467               1   0  0    10       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 DUMBO 3454                    1   0  0     5       ELEPHANTS ON PARADE (389)
 IVORY 3453                    1   0  0     5       ELEPHANTS ON PARADE (389)
 CHAM DUGAN 3461               0   2  0     2       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 JUMBO 3452                    0   1  0     1       ELEPHANTS ON PARADE (389)

'-' 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                   LADY THORNE 3458      415 NONE    
VERELLE WIST 3439     11 10 0 MIDDLE WAY 16 387     MIKAI ABADOS 3361     414         
ABETTA BELANJI 3459    0  2 0 MIDDLE WAY 16 387     CIRSIUM VULGARE 3451  412 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Xander Haxan -- Listen, you!  Stop doing that!  I'm the big cheese around here! --
Roekfort Sims

Cirsium Vulgare -- Stupid thistle.  Take that! -- Parlen Quir
P.S.  They say cows won't eat you, and you "increase under grazing pressure," but I
bet if we brought in CAMELS you'd be up the creek.

Mikai Abados -- Damn. -- Ghost of Verelle Wist

King Babar -- Your team name is too long.  Good thing you're a dwarf, or we wouldn't
be able to fit everything into the form. -- Cham Dugan

Noachian -- Pretty much the old familiar faces, isn't it?  But I have hope for these
elephants. -- Jorja

27 July 2007
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                        **  STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE II   **
                        *************************************
                        *************************************

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

KING BABAR devastated CHAM DUGAN in a 9 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
TILLISE ULAM was handily defeated by XANDER HAXAN in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
MIKAI ABADOS vanquished PARLEN QUIR in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ROEKFORT SIMS was defeated by SIBI EL KEER in a 1 minute master's match.
LADY THORNE dispatched FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute brutal amateur's fight.
CIRSIUM VULGARE devastated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
DUMBO unbelievably bested CONVICTED THIEF in a crowd boring 8 minute beginner's melee.
IVORY outwaited CONVICTED THIEF in a dull 8 minute beginner's fight.
JUMBO was overpowered by XAROK YOLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   9 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  13 -  2      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  13 -  1      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  11 -  0      39  |

Turn 415 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  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   MIKAI ABADOS 3361          14  12  4   72 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
LUNGING ATTACK   LADY THORNE 3458            5   0  1   57 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
AIMED BLOW       CIRSIUM VULGARE 3451        4   2  1   43 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is XANDER HAXAN 3270.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MIKAI ABADOS 3361.  The ten other most popular fighters were SIBI EL KEER 
3362, CIRSIUM VULGARE 3451, XANDER HAXAN 3270, LADY THORNE 3458, PARLEN QUIR 3437, 
ROEKFORT SIMS 3441, XAROK YOLE 3467, JUMBO 3452, KING BABAR 3456, and DUMBO 3454.

The least popular fighter this week was CHAM DUGAN 3461.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IVORY 3453, DUMBO 3454, KING BABAR 3456, JUMBO 3452, XAROK YOLE 3467, 
ROEKFORT SIMS 3441, PARLEN QUIR 3437, LADY THORNE 3458, XANDER HAXAN 3270, and 
CIRSIUM VULGARE 3451.

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

TILLISE ULAM (61-3440) MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)