DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/07/2007    Duedate: 09/20/2007

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-416

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PARLEN QUIR
MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
(61-3437) [12-11-1,59]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PARLEN QUIR                    DUMBO
MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)            ELEPHANTS ON PARADE (389)
(61-3437) [12-11-1,59]         (61-3454) [2-0-0,14]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PARLEN QUIR                    ROEKFORT SIMS
MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)            MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
(61-3437) [12-11-1,59]         (61-3441) [12-11-1,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ELEPHANTS ON PARADE (389)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)         29
2. ELEPHANTS ON PARADE (389)   15      MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
3. BLADE AND BLOOD (314)        0      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)   6   2  0 75.0   1- 1 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)     8  2 2
 2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)       62  52  2 54.4   2/ 3*ELEPHANTS ON PARAD (389)  6  2 0
 3- 3 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)    157 135 28 53.8   3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)       6  9 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 575): BACARDI LIMON of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 569): AZAZEL of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 571): CHAUNCY of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 570): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 568): BLOOD SPORTS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 284): VAIDISAIVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 561): TESSA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 282): ULTHAR THYDRIM of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 557): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 555): THE CRIPPLER of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 546): PITFALL HARRY of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 509): KURESSA D'GEN of THE FAMILY (Jorja, 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 436): BUCK FEVER of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 415): XANDER HAXAN of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 402): STEELHORSE of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 189): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 372): VORGAN TEN TALH of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 368): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 357): MIRIAL ADAMANT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 462): FUNNY BUNNY of RHYME TYME (Emerald Orbs, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 575): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 575): DREAMERS (Sleepy, 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 568): TAHAHN HAH (Mr. Humlae, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 284): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 560): ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 282): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 557): LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 565): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 546): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 509): 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 436): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 414): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 402): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 189): PLAY BALL (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 372): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 368): DRAGONS KEEP (Chi'en, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 357): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 462): 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  15 MALCORN (turn 569): AZAZEL of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 568): BLOOD SPORTS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 560): YOUR MAMA of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 280): POSEIDONIS of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 557): I.M. CEYTIN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 555): THE CRIPPLER of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 545): BALIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, 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

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  The boys at BLADE AND BLOOD left the arena 
dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by ELEPHANTS ON PARADE.  Good show!  
Practice pays for PARLEN QUIR, who pummelled DANGEROUS CRIMINAL, to pocket 14 points. 
A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 6 
points to DUMBO.  (Discrete enough, XAROK YOLE?) Can you believe it?  XANDER HAXAN 
apparently has better things to do as JURINE's Duelmaster than show up and fight!  In 
JURINE, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, 
PARLEN QUIR.  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and 
challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     And how sociable are JURINE's warriors?  Come, let us see.  To quell some nasty 
rumors, the guys in ELEPHANTS ON PARADE are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No 
need to avoid 'em.  The warriors of ELEPHANTS ON PARADE found their efforts at combat 
frustrated as ELEPHANTS ON PARADE apparently had more important things to do than 
fight.  If challenges were horses, XAROK YOLE could open up a fast food joint!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not a 
spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an 
unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid JURINE farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PARLEN QUIR 3437             12  11  1    59       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           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)
 ROEKFORT SIMS 3441           12  11  1    57       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
-LADY THORNE 3458              5   0  1    57       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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)
 DUMBO 3454                    2   0  0    14       ELEPHANTS ON PARADE (389)
 VELLIA WYE 3468               1   0  0    11       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 JUMBO 3452                    1   1  0     8       ELEPHANTS ON PARADE (389)
 XAROK YOLE 3467               1   1  0     4       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAM DUGAN 3461               0   3  0     3       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
IVORY 3453             1  1 0 ELEPHANTS ON PARA 389 MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     416 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

King Babar -- Gawds, that was awful!  Remind me never to accept the parade position
that comes right AFTER the elephants.  Oog. -- Cham Dugan

Xander Haxan -- Well done. -- Tillise Ulam

Mikai Abados -- I am NOT yours!  You hate cats. -- Parlen Quir
P.S.  I never asked to be a cat.  I'm more of a dog person, actually.

Sibi el Keer -- (sigh)  This is the kind of day we've been having all over northern
Alastari. -- Roekfort Sims
P.S.  So I'm too tired even to flirt, sue me.  I was busy last night, cut me some
slack here.  I wasn't goofing off.

Jumbo -- Wow, the IVORY you've got!  All mine, yes? -- Xarok Yole

6 September 2007
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                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
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15 managers have announced for the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse!!!!!!  There is still 
time to join and make a name for yourself in one of Alastari's fiercest contests!  I 
must correct a mistake in the previous announcement.  I incorrectly called it the 
Slaughterhouse 2, but in reality, this will be the third installment of the 
Slaughterhouse!

HOW 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 November 27, 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).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IVORY was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PARLEN QUIR vanquished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title battle.
ROEKFORT SIMS overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
JUMBO defeated CHAM DUGAN in a 1 minute bloody amateur's match.
XAROK YOLE lost to DUMBO in a 2 minute amateur's fight.
VELLIA WYE savagely defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute gory amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   7 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  12 -  2      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  11 -  0      35  |

Turn 416 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PARLEN QUIR 3437           12  11  1   59 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
STRIKING ATTACK  ROEKFORT SIMS 3441         12  11  1   57 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PARLEN QUIR 3437.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ROEKFORT SIMS 3441.  The ten other most popular fighters were VELLIA WYE 
3468, PARLEN QUIR 3437, JUMBO 3452, XAROK YOLE 3467, DUMBO 3454, IVORY 3453, CHAM 
DUGAN 3461,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was CHAM DUGAN 3461.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IVORY 3453, DUMBO 3454, XAROK YOLE 3467, JUMBO 3452, PARLEN QUIR 3437, 
VELLIA WYE 3468, ROEKFORT SIMS 3441,  0,  0, and  0.