DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/13/2007    Duedate: 09/26/2007

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-373

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VORGAN TEN TALH
SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-4093) [17-10-0,83]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VORGAN TEN TALH                FASE
SAND DANCERS (251)             ERRATA (507)
(74-4093) [17-10-0,83]         (74-4111) [6-1-0,37]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VORGAN TEN TALH                DOLBY KLEE
SAND DANCERS (251)             SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-4093) [17-10-0,83]         (74-4103) [10-12-0,44]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (251)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CRACK IS WHACK (509)        38
2. SAND DANCERS (251)          13      CORPS (346)
3. ERRATA (507)               -15      Unchartered Team
4. CORPS (346)                -20
                                       CRACK IS WHACK (509)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*CRACK IS WHACK (509)       2   0  0  100   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (251)        8  5 0
 2/ 1*ERRATA (507)              13   5  1 72.2   2/ 2 CORPS (346)               3  3 1
 3/ 2 CORPS (346)              442 310 25 58.8   3/ 3*ERRATA (507)              3  4 0
 4/ 3 SAND DANCERS (251)       847 910 32 48.2   4/ 0*CRACK IS WHACK (509)      2  0 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 576): INCISOR of FANGS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 576): DEXTER of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 570): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION
                            (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 572): BEAUFORT of ROSE NOBLES (Chancellor, 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 558): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 556): SOCIETY RED of JAILBIRDS (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 547): 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 254): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 240): GERRICK GRIMM of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 437): BUCK FEVER of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 416): PARLEN QUIR of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, 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 369): SUN WEI LO of DRAGONS KEEP (Chi'en, 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 576): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 570): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 572): JLG (Otis the Drunk, 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 558): LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 566): JAILBIRDS (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 547): 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 254): THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 240): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 437): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 416): ELEPHANTS ON PARADE (The Dark One, 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 369): 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  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 558): P.Y.T. of NOTORIOUS (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                          LARS of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
                          BILL BERITH of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (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 547): CULANN COONTZ of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 253): SISTER MARY SARAH of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             SISTER SLEDGE of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I still say this doesn't count as an active arena, that getting the title this
way makes it meaningless, and even if Jorja hits me upside the head, it won't change
my opinion.

                                  Vorgan ten Talh

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in DAYLA KIV a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor. 
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, KIRSSARINA fought 
FASE and gained 24 points and contributed to SAND DANCERS' 3-2-0.  MORO TEN ZORA has 
lost to MARION BARRY, falling 16 points, while helping make SAND DANCERS a 3-2-0 
turn.  Our Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to TRAVELING TINKER, BUT VORGAN TEN TALH 
is still the Duelmaster because he has the most recognition points!  By the way, was 
that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Crystal 
Wheel?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  This is not good to see.  Why pray tell has TOYOTA been sent to the 
Dark Arena by CORPS?  And why with a 5-0-2 record??  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in DAYLA KIV, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in DAYLA KIV again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VORGAN TEN TALH 4093         17  10  0    83       SAND DANCERS (251)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KIRSSARINA 4114               5  11  0    54       SAND DANCERS (251)
-MILKSHAKE 4110                5   1  0    46       ERRATA (507)
 DOLBY KLEE 4103              10  12  0    44       SAND DANCERS (251)
 FASE 4111                     6   1  0    37       ERRATA (507)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOKO TEN ZORA 4139            2   0  0    27       SAND DANCERS (251)
 GENERAL MILLS 4123            3   1  0    24       CORPS (346)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARION BARRY 4137             1   0  0    21       CRACK IS WHACK (509)
 WHITNEY HOUSTON 4134          1   0  0    17       CRACK IS WHACK (509)
-SCHWINN 4132                  1   0  0    10       CORPS (346)
-SHADY 4130                    1   1  0     8       ERRATA (507)
 WHIRLPOOL 4131                2   1  0     7       CORPS (346)
-OVA 4109                      0   1  0     7       ERRATA (507)
 MORO TEN ZORA 4133            1   1  0     4       SAND DANCERS (251)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TOYOTA 4115            5  1 2 CORPS 346             KOLAS STONEATER 18    373 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fase -- So what you're saying is, you winning is a, what, an erratum?  I wish I could
believe that.  Go eat somebody at the next tourney. -- Dolby Klee

Shady -- O-KAY!  I had a mere fourteen fights to your single one, and I beat you!
This is...pathetic, really.  Oh, well.  Good luck, etc. -- Kirssarina

A scribe!  This is excellent, I loathe scribes.  I will, I mean I DID pierce him with
his pen and batter him with his brush. -- Moro ten Zora

Well, my brother didn't leave much for ME to do, so I drowned the silly scribe--
embezzle MY pay?  As if!--in his inkwell. -- Moko ten Zora

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

TOYOTA was dealt death by KOLAS STONEATER in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
VORGAN TEN TALH lost to TRAVELING TINKER in a 3 minute expert's Title battle.
FASE was demolished by KIRSSARINA in a 1 minute bloody uneven fight.
DOLBY KLEE bested GENERAL MILLS in a popular 1 minute brutal fight.
MOKO TEN ZORA devastated SHAMELESS BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
WHIRLPOOL was defeated by WHITNEY HOUSTON in a 3 minute novice's struggle.
MORO TEN ZORA was devastated by MARION BARRY in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW         4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  20 -  2      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 373 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  3     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   VORGAN TEN TALH 4093       17  10  0   83 SAND DANCERS (251)
WALL OF STEEL    FASE 4111                   6   1  0   37 ERRATA (507)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VORGAN TEN TALH 4093.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TOYOTA 4115.  The ten other most popular fighters were DOLBY KLEE 4103, 
WHITNEY HOUSTON 4134, VORGAN TEN TALH 4093, KIRSSARINA 4114, MOKO TEN ZORA 4139, 
MARION BARRY 4137, FASE 4111, GENERAL MILLS 4123, WHIRLPOOL 4131, and MORO TEN ZORA 
4133.

The least popular fighter this week was MORO TEN ZORA 4133.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WHIRLPOOL 4131, GENERAL MILLS 4123, FASE 4111, MARION BARRY 
4137, MOKO TEN ZORA 4139, KIRSSARINA 4114, VORGAN TEN TALH 4093, WHITNEY HOUSTON 
4134, DOLBY KLEE 4103, and TOYOTA 4115.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

VORGAN TEN TALH (74-4093) SAND DANCERS (251)