DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/15/2007    Duedate: 08/28/2007

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-401

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STEELHORSE
POSSE (718)
(65-6900) [16-2-1,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STEELHORSE                     TYGER FISH HAMMER
POSSE (718)                    ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)
(65-6900) [16-2-1,96]          (65-6920) [3-2-0,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KARZIN TYRN                    KARZIN TYRN
SAND DANCERS (233)             SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6911) [8-9-0,40]           (65-6911) [8-9-0,40]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIGHTY DUCKS (720)          30
2. POSSE (718)                 14      MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
3. SAND DANCERS (233)          12      Unchartered Team
4. ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)      10
5. MIGHTY HEROES (728)          0      ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*MIGHTY HEROES (728)        3   0  0  100   1/ 3 SAND DANCERS (233)        7  8 0
 2/ 2 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       252 226  8 52.7   2/ 1 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)        7  8 0
 3/ 3 POSSE (718)              182 165 14 52.4   3/ 4*ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)    6  6 0
 4/ 4*ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)    10  11  1 47.6   4/ 2 POSSE (718)               5  3 0
 5/ 5 SAND DANCERS (233)       830 956 21 46.5   5- 5*MIGHTY HEROES (728)       2  0 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.

     What the heck?  I lose to Sweet Anella, who is a GUY in a padded tunic and looks
really DISGUSTING, and still get to be Duelmaster?  This is embarrassing.

                                  Killian ten Vir

     This would be easier for everybody if Killian didn't squirm so.  After all, he's
a fine-looking figure of a man, and I can't help being interested.  Besides, the gods
threw him into my arms, so this must be MEANT, right?

                                    Sweet Anella

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly DAL SHANG games.  SLICED DUCK caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested FELTAR OF ILLIS and was 
awarded 11 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KORKA THE 
HAIRY put down LORIN TEN KORO, causing him to lose 7 points of recognition in the 
process.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail STEELHORSE, 
Duelmaster of DAL SHANG!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in 
duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city DAL SHANG.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Was I the only one shocked to see the well 
respected fighter PEACEMAKER (2-0-0) appear on the sands of the Dark Arena?  He is 
now dead.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but 
sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
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                  
 STEELHORSE 6900              16   2  1    96       POSSE (718)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KILLIAN TEN VIR 6926          8   4  0    56       SAND DANCERS (233)
 GUNSMOKE 6933                 5   3  0    56       POSSE (718)
 JOEVINA SARIL 6904           10   8  0    51       SAND DANCERS (233)
-ROPE MAN 6928                 3   0  0    50       MIGHTY HEROES (728)
 BETTER DUCK 6889             11  13  0    48       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 MERRO DOSH 6912              10   7  1    41       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KARZIN TYRN 6911              8   9  0    40       SAND DANCERS (233)
 LORIN TEN KORO 6916           8   7  0    39       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TENDERIZED DUCK 6944          4   2  1    31       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 DUCK KA-BOB 6939              6   1  0    26       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TYGER FISH HAMMER 6920        3   2  0    22       ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)
 SLICED DUCK 6943              3   3  0    20       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 MASHVILLE HAMMER 6918         3   2  0    19       ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)
 LION HEART HAMMER 6921        3   2  1    16       ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)
 WOUNDED DUCK 6942             2   4  1    11       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 TYGER LILY HAMMER 6919        1   4  0     7       ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CRUSADING HAMMER 6917  0  1 0 ABATTOIR HAMMERZ 727  WOUNDED DUCK 6942     397 REVENGED
PEACEMAKER 6951        2  1 0 POSSE 718             QUEEN OF STEEL 25     401 NONE    
PINKERTON 6950         0  3 0 POSSE 718             QUEEN OF STEEL 25     401 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mim Yellowhair for me, but at least she IS a she, and I won besides.  This isn't so
bad. -- Lorin ten Koro

Duck Ka-bob -- Better if I could have you skewered along with onions, tomatoes, and
peppers.  Or, hmm, I wonder what would go with oranges on the skewer?  Come on by our
place and we can experiment. -- Karzin Tyrn

Lion Heart Hammer -- I checked, and it's a human heart, well, an elven heart anyway,
not a lion's.  You're a fake! -- Joevina Saril

And a last standby.  Very good. -- Merro Dosh
P.S.  I may not love 'em, but winning helps.

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

PEACEMAKER was butchered by QUEEN OF STEEL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PINKERTON was dispatched by QUEEN OF STEEL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
KILLIAN TEN VIR was overcome by STEELHORSE in a popular 2 minute Title match.
MERRO DOSH won victory over MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 1 minute master vs. novice brawl.
LORIN TEN KORO was defeated by KORKA THE HAIRY in a 2 minute match.
BETTER DUCK was defeated by JOEVINA SARIL in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
GUNSMOKE bested KARZIN TYRN in a popular 2 minute competition.
SLICED DUCK handily defeated FELTAR OF ILLIS in a 1 minute uneven melee.
WOUNDED DUCK lost to NORMAR THE BLOND in a 2 minute duel.
DUCK KA-BOB defeated LION HEART HAMMER in a 2 minute duel.
TENDERIZED DUCK vanquished POLWHIS THE CANDLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TYGER FISH HAMMER beat OLTIMAL THE LAME in a popular 1 minute novice's melee.
TYGER LILY HAMMER was subdued by NORMAR THE BLOND in a 3 minute amateur's match.
MASHVILLE HAMMER handily defeated HERROL TWO-FINGER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   2 -  1      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    42 -  32 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  11 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   8 -  1      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  15 -  1      32  |

Turn 401 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:

BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         7  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    STEELHORSE 6900            16   2  1   96 POSSE (718)
LUNGING ATTACK   KILLIAN TEN VIR 6926        8   4  0   56 SAND DANCERS (233)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GUNSMOKE 6933               5   3  0   56 POSSE (718)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KARZIN TYRN 6911.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KARZIN TYRN 6911.  The ten other most popular fighters were KILLIAN TEN VIR 
6926, LION HEART HAMMER 6921, LORIN TEN KORO 6916, JOEVINA SARIL 6904, GUNSMOKE 6933, 
DUCK KA-BOB 6939, PEACEMAKER 6951, STEELHORSE 6900, MERRO DOSH 6912, and SLICED DUCK 
6943.

The least popular fighter this week was WOUNDED DUCK 6942.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MASHVILLE HAMMER 6918, BETTER DUCK 6889, PINKERTON 6950, TYGER 
LILY HAMMER 6919, TYGER FISH HAMMER 6920, TENDERIZED DUCK 6944, SLICED DUCK 6943, 
MERRO DOSH 6912, STEELHORSE 6900, and PEACEMAKER 6951.