DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/17/2007    Duedate: 09/29/2007

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-418

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BALI DARRAS
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
(62-4221) [25-29-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BALI DARRAS                    POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            
(62-4221) [25-29-0,105]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BALI DARRAS                    DARTH MALEK
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            RANDOM SITH (438)
(62-4221) [25-29-0,105]        (62-4418) [7-2-0,34]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RANDOM SITH (438)           44
2. COLORS (186)                11      RANDOM SITH (438)
3. SEA DOGS (442)              10      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH MOB (15)               5
5. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)          0      SEA DOGS (442)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 RANDOM SITH (438)         67  57  3 54.0   1/ 1 RANDOM SITH (438)         9  6 0
 2/ 2 THE BEARS (268)          344 313 30 52.4   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       9  6 0
 3/ 4 COLORS (186)              32  37  1 46.4   3/ 3 COLORS (186)              5  4 0
 4/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      209 268  4 43.8   4/ 0 DEATH MOB (15)            3  2 0
 5/ 0 DEATH MOB (15)            87 120 13 42.0   5/ 4 THE BEARS (268)           2  5 0
 6/ 0*SEA DOGS (442)             0   3  0  0.0   6/ 0*SEA DOGS (442)            0  3 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 579): MAKESHIFT ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 462): PAUL ATREIDES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 587): BIG BROTHER of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 583): LEOPARD of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 582): GRETZKY of SPORTS GREATS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 586): GRUNT 31 of MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 584): SANDY SHORE of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 578): QUIZNOS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 570): XYLICARE of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 569): DR. DREAM of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 543): BLOOD THIRSTER of VOW TO DESTROY (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 533): RIQUETTIE of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 238): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 520): QUICK DEAD HAMMER of KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 469): DARK SWEAT TREAT of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 224): GLUM of JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 212): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 417): BALI DARRAS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 190): CRYBABY of OUTLAWS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 461): HE HATE ME of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 579): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 462): TEAM HAVOK (?, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 587): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 583): TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 582): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 586): KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 584): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 578): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 570): BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 569): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 543): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 533): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 238): CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 520): ELEMENTS OF ZEN (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 469): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 223): JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 210): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 417): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 190): QUARTERFLASH (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 461) TWISTED SESAME (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 578): HORTATOR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                            PRAESENTIUS of ROMAN EMPIRE (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 587): BIG BROTHER of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
              (turn 586): ULDI SHOON of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 582): FOOT BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 582): GRETZKY of SPORTS GREATS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 585): GEN. JACKSON of THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 577): LIRVEL MOORN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 569): AKAI of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 532): DASHER of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 520): QUICK DEAD HAMMER of KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 468): BLACK CLANSMAN of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 417): BALI DARRAS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 416): ERFIN GORAM of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Ah, Nikilus, I think you're using the wrong club.  Not that *I* know anything
about it, but a friend told me it really MATTERS whether you use iron or wood or
something (what?) else.  Not that I'm objecting!  I might actually graduate if I can
hang on here for a few more turns.

                                    Bali Darras

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of VALAMANTIS.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Practice pays for 
DARTH SCION, who pummelled BROWN, to pocket 22 points.  DARTH SIDIUS found out that 
VALAMANTIS isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  So 
who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  
Someone's got a basic problem...   
     And how sociable are VALAMANTIS' warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like a horde of 
jackals fleeing from the lion, so did the "warriors" in VALAMANTIS avoid LEGION OF 
LEGEND.  The warriors of LEGION OF LEGEND found their efforts at combat frustrated as 
THE BEARS apparently had more important things to do than fight.  Is it charming 
personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, DONETTA 
FALDOUR is the most challenged warrior.  DONETTA FALDOUR found herself challenged by 
a warrior 20 below:  ORANGE.  ORANGE of COLORS kept his wits as he defeated DONETTA 
FALDOUR.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Oh hard!  that 
to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     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 VALAMANTIS farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALI DARRAS 4221             25  29  0   105       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARTH NIKILUS 4358           11  11  0    91       RANDOM SITH (438)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARTH SCION 4357             16   6  0    82       RANDOM SITH (438)
 DARTH SIDIUS 4316            11  14  1    78       RANDOM SITH (438)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROWN 4383                   10   3  0    61       COLORS (186)
 BLUE 1172                     8  11  1    58       COLORS (186)
 ORANGE 4371                   7   6  0    57       COLORS (186)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONETTA FALDOUR 4388          9  10  0    37       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 DARTH MALEK 4418              7   2  0    34       RANDOM SITH (438)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GABRELLA IMBRO 4355           4  21  0    33       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 DARTH BANE 4415               6   4  0    30       RANDOM SITH (438)
 GORMODUC IRN 4420             3   5  0    29       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOLF RIDER 2132               3   0  1    19       DEATH MOB (15)
 ADMIRAL KRINGE 1379           3   2  0    19       DEATH MOB (15)
 DEATH MAGE 2115               2   2  0    18       DEATH MOB (15)
 THE GRUDGE 4421               2   1  0    18       THE BEARS (268)
 WOUNDED BEAR 4434             1   1  0    11       THE BEARS (268)
 TOWER MAID 2131               1   2  0     7       DEATH MOB (15)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOWER GOURD 2130              1   2  0     5       DEATH MOB (15)
 RUSSIAN BEAR 4427             0   3  0     3       THE BEARS (268)
 GARVE HORMIN 4441             0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
POLAR BEAR 4426        1  1 0 THE BEARS 268         HIGH ELF 19           418 NONE    
MAN OVERBOARD 3 4438   0  1 0 SEA DOGS 442          STONE GOLEM 26        418 NONE    
MAN OVERBOARD 2 4436   0  1 0 SEA DOGS 442          STONE GOLEM 26        418 NONE    
MAN OVERBOARD 1 4439   0  1 0 SEA DOGS 442          SPYMASTER 22          418 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Orange -- (heavy sigh)  You're the only orange-blooded gladiator I know, and getting
THOSE bloodstains out of my armor is HECK.  Which is why I only hit you once, of
course. -- Gabrella Imbro, who does not relish either extra laundry or stains

Russian Bear -- Do I get the fur?  It'd make a great rug to go in front of my
fireplace, when I get a fireplace.  I'd even make sure there was a fire-screen, so it
didn't get spark-singed. -- Gormuoduc Irn
P.S.  You could come and drink hot toddies with me.  We could lounge around, come
winter, and exaggerate our accomplishments to each other.

Darth Sidius -- Are you a cousin to Inn Sidius?  I hope not, because he's a nasty,
sneaky fellow, always trying to influence people without first winning them as
friends. -- Erfin Goram
P.S.  If he IS your cousin, maybe you should go beat him up.  It would probably be
good for him.

Darth Bane -- Do the other Darths all keep away from you, for fear you will be the
bane of their existences, or at least of their careers?  Inquiring Minds wonder a
little. -- Donetta Faldour

Where IS everyone?  You Siths are invited over for a fish-fry, because you show up
and fight so reliable, and the other partial teams can stand outside the fence and
drool.  See if we care! -- Bali Darras and the rest of the Middle Way

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

POLAR BEAR was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAN OVERBOARD 3 was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
MAN OVERBOARD 2 was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
MAN OVERBOARD 1 was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ORANGE vanquished DONETTA FALDOUR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
WOUNDED BEAR was defeated by DARTH BANE in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
THE GRUDGE was savagely defeated by DARTH MALEK in a 5 minute Challenge competition.
BALI DARRAS defeated DARTH SIDIUS in a 1 minute veteran's Title struggle.
BROWN was handily defeated by DARTH SCION in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DARTH NIKILUS vanquished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
BLUE overpowered GABRELLA IMBRO in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DEATH MAGE was luckily beaten by GORMODUC IRN in a exciting 1 minute gruesome fight.
ADMIRAL KRINGE beat RUSSIAN BEAR in a exciting 4 minute fight.
WOLF RIDER demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
TOWER MAID viciously subdued GARVE HORMIN in a 3 minute bloody novice's battle.
TOWER GOURD was beaten by PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 4 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   2 -  2      82  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  18 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         AIMED BLOW        23 -  24 -  0      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  26 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 418 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         4  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    DARTH SCION 4357           16   6  0   82 RANDOM SITH (438)
AIMED BLOW       BROWN 4383                 10   3  0   61 COLORS (186)
LUNGING ATTACK   ORANGE 4371                 7   6  0   57 COLORS (186)
PARRY-LUNGE      DARTH MALEK 4418            7   2  0   34 RANDOM SITH (438)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BALI DARRAS 4221.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DARTH MALEK 4418.  The ten other most popular fighters were RUSSIAN BEAR 
4427, TOWER MAID 2131, GARVE HORMIN 4441, ORANGE 4371, BALI DARRAS 4221, DARTH 
NIKILUS 4358, ADMIRAL KRINGE 1379, TOWER GOURD 2130, WOUNDED BEAR 4434, and DARTH 
BANE 4415.

The least popular fighter this week was GABRELLA IMBRO 4355.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BROWN 4383, THE GRUDGE 4421, DONETTA FALDOUR 4388, MAN 
OVERBOARD 1 4439, MAN OVERBOARD 2 4436, MAN OVERBOARD 3 4438, POLAR BEAR 4426, WOLF 
RIDER 2132, DARTH SCION 4357, and DARTH SIDIUS 4316.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BALI DARRAS (62-4221) MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)