DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/31/2007    Duedate: 08/13/2007

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-408

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TOM-TOM TORA
WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2634) [19-30-1,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TOM-TOM TORA                   BRESAL BASALT
WAYFARERS (248)                THE SUN CULT (312)
(63-2634) [19-30-1,119]        (63-2640) [5-2-1,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TOM-TOM TORA                   TOM-TOM TORA
WAYFARERS (248)                WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2634) [19-30-1,119]        (63-2634) [19-30-1,119]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WAYFARERS (248)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAYFARERS (248)              8
2. DIS-TEAM (247)               0      UN (309)
3. KIWI CONNECTION (285)        0      Unchartered Team
4. SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)   0
5. UN (309)                    -2      THE SUN CULT (312)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*THE SUN CULT (312)        23   8  3 74.2   1/ 1 WAYFARERS (248)          11  3 0
 2/ 2 UN (309)                  32  19  0 62.7   2/ 2*THE SUN CULT (312)        8  6 2
 3- 3 DIS-TEAM (247)           157 112  6 58.4   3- 3 DIS-TEAM (247)            1  0 0
 4/ 4 WAYFARERS (248)          573 611 14 48.4   4- 4*KIWI CONNECTION (285)     1  2 0
 5- 5 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)  28  40  0 41.2   5/ 5 UN (309)                  0  3 0
 6- 6*KIWI CONNECTION (285)      5  10  0 33.3   6- 6 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)  0  1 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.

     Honestly, the Veteran Mercenary?  I mean, I kinda like the guy, but doesn't
anyone else care to contest the title?

                                    Tom-Tom Tora

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for MINERVA MIST, who flew up 6 points in the rankings after mashing 
SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  BRESAL BASALT was bested by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER 
and drops 12 points.  Our battling duelmaster TOM-TOM TORA has managed to hold the 
title, fending off CLE's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, UN.  4 out 
of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.  
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the AMEN-TEI arena.  And hey, 
kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid WAYFARERS, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does 
AMEN-TEI really have that many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling 
your rasberries, cause UN beats feet every time WAYFARERS smiles at them.  Try 
farming, eh?  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, LENNALGIRE would be 
president.  Although it may be a contest she doesn't want to win.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick 
your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOM-TOM TORA 2634            19  30  1   119       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DIS-JOINT 2163               12   7  0   129       DIS-TEAM (247)
-DIS-GRUNTLE 2162             16   4  0   110       DIS-TEAM (247)
-FRELSY 2557                   9   1  0   101       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NO WAY! 2572                  9   3  0    89       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
 CLE 2623                     11   7  0    86       UN (309)
 VALNAKAUR 2695               12   7  1    85       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRESAL BASALT 2640            5   2  1    42       THE SUN CULT (312)
 LENNALGIRE 2704               8   5  0    36       WAYFARERS (248)
-MOAWHANGO 2367                3   2  0    35       KIWI CONNECTION (285)
 CIEZA DE LEON 2641            5   2  1    34       THE SUN CULT (312)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CTUOUS 2622                   3   1  0    33       UN (309)
 UDAYANA 2642                  6   0  0    31       THE SUN CULT (312)
-DIS-LOCATE 2471               3   2  1    31       DIS-TEAM (247)
 MINERVA MIST 2643             4   1  0    27       THE SUN CULT (312)
-DIS-POSAL 2638                2   0  0    27       DIS-TEAM (247)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 M.T. LANE 2720                6   3  0    21       WAYFARERS (248)
 AIRAVATA 2639                 3   3  1    19       THE SUN CULT (312)
-GLADSTONE 2371                2   3  0    15       KIWI CONNECTION (285)
-COUTH 2621                    2   2  0     8       UN (309)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
APITI 2370             0  5 0 KIWI CONNECTION 285   AIRAVATA 2639         406         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

M.T. Lane -- No fair fighting like that.  It is so unexpected from the likes of you,
it confuses me. -- Airavata

Lennalgire -- That was perfect.  An easy fight and lots of skills.  We'll do it
again. -- Bresal Basalt

Airavata -- (puzzled look)  I thought that was a valley southeast of the sun? -- M.T.
Lane

M. Chardinee was kind enough to give me a couple of skills for a parting gift.  Does
that mean I have to leave?  I thought I might go into quiet retirement in the area.
-- Slippery

M. Chardinee must have been wearied by his match with Slippery, or else he considers
me less worthy.  He only taught ME one skill. -- Valnakaur
P.S.  Sure, Slippery's a Lord Protector now, but *I* am the one who really NEEDS
skills here.

Bresal Basalt -- You came down on me like a ton of rocks.  Ouch. -- Lennalgire

Ed. -- Firecrackers? -- Jorja

     I suppose they ARE in season. -- Ed.

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

UDAYANA outwaited M.T. LANE in a unpopular 8 minute Challenge fight.
AIRAVATA lost to LENNALGIRE in a action packed 1 minute brutal Challenge battle.
TOM-TOM TORA savagely defeated CLE in a crowd pleasing 6 minute master's Title duel.
VALNAKAUR defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute match.
BRESAL BASALT was devastated by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
CIEZA DE LEON was defeated by HAPPY PEASANT in a 2 minute struggle.
MINERVA MIST overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  17 -  0      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 408 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     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CLE 2623                   11   7  0   86 UN (309)
PARRY-LUNGE      VALNAKAUR 2695             12   7  1   85 WAYFARERS (248)
PARRY-STRIKE     BRESAL BASALT 2640          5   2  1   42 THE SUN CULT (312)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LENNALGIRE 2704             8   5  0   36 WAYFARERS (248)
STRIKING ATTACK  CIEZA DE LEON 2641          5   2  1   34 THE SUN CULT (312)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TOM-TOM TORA 2634.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TOM-TOM TORA 2634.  The ten other most popular fighters were CIEZA DE LEON 
2641, LENNALGIRE 2704, VALNAKAUR 2695, MINERVA MIST 2643, AIRAVATA 2639, CLE 2623, 
BRESAL BASALT 2640, M.T. LANE 2720, UDAYANA 2642, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was UDAYANA 2642.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were M.T. LANE 2720, BRESAL BASALT 2640, CLE 2623, AIRAVATA 2639, MINERVA 
MIST 2643, VALNAKAUR 2695, LENNALGIRE 2704, CIEZA DE LEON 2641, TOM-TOM TORA 2634, 
and  0.