DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/21/2007    Duedate: 09/17/2007

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-189

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KARATIA
KIWI CONNECTION (406)
(73-3624) [15-4-1,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KARATIA                        THOMAS
KIWI CONNECTION (406)          DREW'S BOYS (575)
(73-3624) [15-4-1,97]          (73-5031) [6-3-1,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WANSTEAD                       STUB BULL
KIWI CONNECTION (406)          THE BULLS (43)
(73-3628) [16-13-0,95]         (73-5485) [2-5-0,42]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PLAY BALL (623)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE BULLS (43)              22
2. WORLDWIDE GORE (36)         12      THE BULLS (43)
3. SUPER STARS (629)            8      Unchartered Team
4. BLACK & BLUE (412)           6
5. KIWI CONNECTION (406)        6      SUPER STARS (629)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*EVIL SMURF HORDE 4 (564)   5   0  0  100   1/ 1*PLAY BALL (623)           5  0 3
 2- 3*EVIL SMURF HORDE 2 (562)   3   0  0  100   2/ 3 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       4  1 0
 3- 5*EASTERN HORDE VI (533)     1   0  0  100   3/ 2*SUPER STARS (629)         4  2 1
 4/ 6*SUPER STARS (629)         10   2  2 83.3   4/ 6 KIWI CONNECTION (406)     4  2 0
 5- 7*SUE'S BOYS (632)          10   2  1 83.3   5- 4*SUE'S BOYS (632)          3  0 0
 6- 8*GASHOUSE GANG (622)        5   1  1 83.3   6/ 5*DREW'S BOYS (575)         3  3 0
 7/ 9*DREW'S BOYS (575)         13   5  1 72.2   7/14 THE BULLS (43)            2  4 0
 8/11*PLAY BALL (623)           16   8  3 66.7   8/ 0 BLACK & BLUE (412)        1  0 0
 9/10 THE BULLS (43)           172  87 10 66.4   9- 8*EASTERN HORDE VI (533)    1  0 0
10/12 KIWI CONNECTION (406)     38  25  2 60.3  10- 9*EVIL SMURF HORDE 2 (562)  1  0 0
11/13 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      406 327 32 55.4  11-10*EVIL SMURF HORDE 3 (563)  1  0 0
12/14 FAVORITE GUYS (642)      503 610 12 45.2  12-11*EVIL SMURF HORDE 4 (564)  1  0 0
13/ 0 BLACK & BLUE (412)        23  29  3 44.2  13- 7*GASHOUSE GANG (622)       1  0 0
14-15*EVIL SMURF HORDE 3 (563)   1   2  0 33.3  14/15 FAVORITE GUYS (642)       1  2 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.

Thanks Wanstead.  With that I go into temporary retirement, as the Boss doesn't want
me to exceed 39 political points.  Not sure how long you and Karatia will stick
around for though.

Apple Danish
Worldwide Gore
7 Time DM of Erinika

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ERINIKA games.  Fortune did not smile upon GASHOUSE 
GANG this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 13th position in the wake of a 
0-0-0 round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness 
how this week THE BULLS went 2-0-0 to move up 7 in the rankings.  STUB BULL caught 
the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested GORDON and was 
awarded 15 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, VENEMOUS 
CONCUBINE put down THOMAS, causing him to lose 8 points of recognition in the 
process.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, APPLE DANISH has 
lost the title of Duelmaster.  The city has turned out in honor of KARATIA, for with 
hers arena victory she may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  
Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without 
pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ERINIKA.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in ERINIKA 
these days is DREW'S BOYS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of SUPER 
STARS last week.  Busy avoiding DREW'S BOYS?  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  GORDON take warning!  You have more than a few enemies 
in ERINIKA.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that 
SUN LIGHT posted a challenge against the more highly recognized LAELKORISSA.  The 
results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand SUN LIGHT was defeated by LAELKORISSA.  
Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ERINIKA.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are 
angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARATIA 3624                 15   4  1    97       KIWI CONNECTION (406)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-APPLE DANISH 5247            17   2  0   153       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-RED HOT CHILE PAPA 3358      22  13  1   113       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-YANKEE DOODLE 3605           21  19  0   107       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-BULL MARKET 4124             22  10  1   103       THE BULLS (43)
-SILVER BULL ION 5149         11   3  1   101       THE BULLS (43)
-CROSS CZECH 4008             14  14  2    98       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 WANSTEAD 3628                16  13  0    95       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
 BLACK EYE 3654                9   9  2    93       BLACK & BLUE (412)
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 3099      18  11  0    91       THE BULLS (43)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAELKORISSA 5599             14  22  2    66       FAVORITE GUYS (642)
-RED WING 5484                 4   0  0    66       PLAY BALL (623)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THOMAS 5031                   6   3  1    63       DREW'S BOYS (575)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STINGER 5428                  3   2  1    55       PLAY BALL (623)
 SUN LIGHT 5489                4   1  1    45       SUPER STARS (629)
 STUB BULL 5485                2   5  0    42       THE BULLS (43)
-CARDINAL 5427                 2   1  0    41       PLAY BALL (623)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TWITCHY SMURF 4930            3   0  0    31       EVIL SMURF HORDE 2 (562)
-JEROME BETTIS 5501            2   0  0    31       SUE'S BOYS (632)
 MARLIN 5426                   5   2  1    30       PLAY BALL (623)
 GORDON 5032                   7   2  0    29       DREW'S BOYS (575)
-ANTWOINE RANDEL-EL 5502       2   0  1    28       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-HINES WARD 5505               3   1  0    27       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-BEN ROTHLESBURGER 5504        3   0  0    26       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-EDMONDS 5420                  1   1  0    25       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
-SNEEZY SMURF 4940             2   0  0    24       EVIL SMURF HORDE 4 (564)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUN STROKE 5486               2   1  1    23       SUPER STARS (629)
-CARPENTER 5553                2   0  0    23       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
-6-1 4693                      1   0  0    23       EASTERN HORDE VI (533)
-SUN RAY 5490                  2   0  0    22       SUPER STARS (629)
-SUN TZU 5488                  2   0  0    21       SUPER STARS (629)
-MCGWIRE 5423                  1   0  1    21       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
 AMERICAN EAGLE 5658           3   1  0    19       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-RANGER 5659                   2   0  1    17       PLAY BALL (623)
-PYRO SMURF 4937               1   2  0    16       EVIL SMURF HORDE 3 (563)
-ROLEN 5422                    1   0  0    13       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
-ROSHILL 3625                  3   2  0    11       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
-GENERAL SMURF 4938            3   0  0    10       EVIL SMURF HORDE 4 (564)
-HAWERA 5596                   2   2  1    10       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
-FAIRLIE 5595                  2   2  0     8       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
 DUM BULL 5669                 1   0  0     7       THE BULLS (43)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mun -- Yes, it was just you, I, and Jorja's Favourite Guys.  Bu the Eastern Smurf
Horde is someone new, I believe. -- Crip

Thomas -- Well, THAT was a bad match for me.  Ouch. -- Laelkorissa
P.S.  You're just trying to prevent my graduation, aren't you?

General Smurf -- I can't BELIEVE you did that! -- an incredulous Convicted Thief

Pyro Smurf -- Gawds, smurfs!  Never a helping hand for anyone who isn't blue. -- an
unfortunately Persistent Beggar

Hines Ward -- If I could get you to Osksi, you would regret your actions. -- a masked
Osksi Noble

Sun Light -- Looks to me like you're getting spotty, dude. -- a nasty-tempered
Captured Orc

Karatia -- Savor it while you can, sword-sister.  They'll turn on you soon enough. --
an embittered Venomous Concubine

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

SUN LIGHT slimly lost to LAELKORISSA in a 4 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
STUB BULL savagely defeated GORDON in a exciting 8 minute gory Challenge melee.
KARATIA vanquished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
WANSTEAD savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BLACK EYE vanquished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
THOMAS was overpowered by VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MARLIN defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute melee.
SUN STROKE won victory over PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute duel.
AMERICAN EAGLE vanquished PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DUM BULL outwaited CONVICTED THIEF in a 7 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -   7 -  2      77  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -   8 -  2      77  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        14 -   6 -  1      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  11 -  3      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 189 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       KARATIA 3624               15   4  1   97 KIWI CONNECTION (406)
BASHING ATTACK   WANSTEAD 3628              16  13  0   95 KIWI CONNECTION (406)
LUNGING ATTACK   SUN LIGHT 5489              4   1  1   45 SUPER STARS (629)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WANSTEAD 3628.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was STUB BULL 5485.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUN LIGHT 5489, 
WANSTEAD 3628, SUN STROKE 5486, KARATIA 3624, BLACK EYE 3654, MARLIN 5426, AMERICAN 
EAGLE 5658, LAELKORISSA 5599, THOMAS 5031, and GORDON 5032.

The least popular fighter this week was DUM BULL 5669.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GORDON 5032, THOMAS 5031, LAELKORISSA 5599, AMERICAN EAGLE 5658, MARLIN 
5426, BLACK EYE 3654, KARATIA 3624, SUN STROKE 5486, WANSTEAD 3628, and SUN LIGHT 
5489.