DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/23/2007    Duedate: 09/05/2007

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-368

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DARQUE
MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
(75-3185) [24-6-1,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SUN WEI LO                     POSITION IS EMPTY
DRAGONS KEEP (260)             
(75-2816) [9-2-0,100]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARQUE                         ZAGWE BANSHEE
MANAGER MUSINGS (240)          HUE AND CRY (282)
(75-3185) [24-6-1,95]          (75-3216) [7-4-1,69]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DRAGONS KEEP (260)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (67)           63
2. DRAGONS KEEP (260)          40      MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
3. MANAGER MUSINGS (240)      -16      Unchartered Team
4. HUE AND CRY (282)          -16
                                       BASILLICA (186)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)    418 202  9 67.4   1/ 2 DRAGONS KEEP (260)       10  4 0
 2/ 2 DRAGONS KEEP (260)        30  16  1 65.2   2/ 1 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)     7  3 0
 3/ 3 HUE AND CRY (282)         25  24  8 51.0   3/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)         5  7 1
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)        675 %1072 22 38.6   4/ 3 HUE AND CRY (282)         4  9 1

    '*'   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 575): ULTORINO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 574): BACARDI LIMON of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 568): AZAZEL of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 571): CHAUNCY of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 569): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 567): WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 283): SRAN3I of PHANTACITY (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 560): TESSA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 281): ULTHAR THYDRIM of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 556): P.Y.T. of NOTORIOUS (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 564): SOCIETY RED of JAILBIRDS (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 545): GARTH THE SEAMITE of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 508): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 253): SISTER MARY SARAH of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 240): GERRICK GRIMM of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 435): MEANER of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 414): TILLISE ULAM of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 401): STEELHORSE of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 189): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 371): VORGAN TEN TALH of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 367): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 356): MIRIAL ADAMANT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 461): TOM BOMBADIL of MAIAR (Mad Max, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 575): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 574): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 568): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 571): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 569): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 567): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 283): FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 560): ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 281): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 556): RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 564): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 545): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 508): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 253): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 240): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 435): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 414): BLADE & BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 401): none
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 189): PLAY BALL (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 371): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 367): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 356): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 461): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 574): CROWN ROYAL of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 559): GALLIENUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
              (turn 560): YOUR MAMA of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 280): POSEIDONIS of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 545): BALIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 507): DRACO EL TANNJN of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 252): MORWHEN of LOST SOULS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
                             OPAI of DARK PINNACLE (Buddy Lee, mgr.)
                 (turn 253): SISTER MARY SARAH of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             SISTER SLEDGE of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 414): TILLISE ULAM of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 355): ORGULLO DIFAMAR of THE LUNATIC FRINGE (Noachian, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in JADE MOUNTAIN this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as MANAGER MUSINGS is pushed out of top team by DRAGONS KEEP, who came 
from 2nd with a 3-2-0 this turn.  The SAND DANCERS guild has had a 4-0-1 turn and 
deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can 
lead.  And let's see, ZELORAND fought MATSUMOTO and gained 24 points and contributed 
to SAND DANCERS' 4-0-1.  MATSUMOTO has lost to ZELORAND, falling 20 points, while 
helping make DRAGONS KEEP a 3-2-0 turn.  Defending hers title for another turn, 
DARQUE kept JADE MOUNTAIN's warrior, TO-FU BACKSTABBER, from claiming the throne.  By 
the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at 
The Green Axe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  MANAGER MUSINGS has cause to stand tall, as they were JADE 
MOUNTAIN's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And 
guess who avoided MANAGER MUSINGS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was DRAGONS 
KEEP.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was DRAGONS KEEP's 
warrior SUN WEI LO.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  
SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS had better have a good reason for challenging down 15 
points in a challenge which he lost.  I thought SLUGBAIT showed great skill and 
promise when he was bested by SERNILLAN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in JADE MOUNTAIN, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in JADE MOUNTAIN 
again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARQUE 3185                  24   6  1    95       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUN WEI LO 2816               9   2  0   100       DRAGONS KEEP (260)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERNILLAN 3207               15  26  1    87       SAND DANCERS (67)
-SOULTAKER 3253               11   6  0    85       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 GARTH 3246                   16   4  0    81       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 XIAOLING LI 2817              8   2  0    78       DRAGONS KEEP (260)
 SLUGBAIT 3245                12   5  0    72       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 ZAGWE BANSHEE 3216            7   4  1    69       HUE AND CRY (282)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PING HUI 2813                 7   0  0    66       DRAGONS KEEP (260)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZELORAND 3281                 7   4  0    49       SAND DANCERS (67)
 JAGIELIO DAMASK 3217          7   3  2    46       HUE AND CRY (282)
 HOZHA ODEMIS 3218             5   5  2    40       HUE AND CRY (282)
-MANNEQUIN 3283                5   0  0    38       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JADE BELLE 3282               7   3  1    32       SAND DANCERS (67)
 MATSUMOTO 2815                6   4  1    29       DRAGONS KEEP (260)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAMUSCAR 3225                3   6  2    24       HUE AND CRY (282)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORTO LU 3287                 1   0  1    16       SAND DANCERS (67)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TALK-TO-DEATH 5        0  1 0   1                   KORTO LU 3287         368 NONE    
KEN'ICHI 3285          0  1 0 DRAGONS KEEP 260      TREEMASTER 19         368 NONE    
TIGHT 3261             1  2 0 ERRATA 288            HOZHA ODEMIS 3218     364 NOT REVE
ULRA T'SSAR 3224      11 26 1 SAND DANCERS 67       JAGIELIO DAMASK 3217  367         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Chi'en -- Was that some type of challenge or gauntlet throwing or what? -- FTF
Manager

Dragon's Keep -- Nicely done with that Top Team On The Move. -- FTF Manager

Zagwe -- It was a good try.  I was definitely concerned. -- Darque

Manager Musings -- One for you. -- Chi'en

Chamuscar -- Impressive?  Me?  Really?  Was I?  Thank you?  ;) -- Ping Hui

Hozha Odemis -- Thank you, I pride myself on my...shall we say, 'nuttiness'. --
Matsumoto

Sernillan -- The outcome I was seeking, thank you. -- Sun Wei Lo

Soultaker -- You're lucky I lost my weapon.  Maybe next time....  Well done. --
Xiaoling

Hozha Odemis -- Oh!  Your turn I guess!  Great fights with you guys, I love it! --
Ping Hui

Jade Belle -- I recommend you toughen up. -- Matsumoto

Sun Wei Lo -- So low, in fact, it got in my eyes.  Yes, it DID.  That's my story, and
I'm sticking to it! -- Sernillan

Jagielio Damask -- Drat.  Your hue is obviously a very dark one. -- Ghost of Ulra
t'Ssar

Matsumoto -- Well, that's the pits!  You're a bumbling fool out there on the sands,
and STILL you win.  How provoking. -- Jade Belle

Nothing like a standby.  Except, of course, another standby, or maybe one of my
teammates. -- Zelorand

Sun Wei Lo -- If you throw down the gauntlets, what do you wear on your hands?
You'll get blisters, and then ugly calluses. -- Sernillan

Sun Wei Lo -- "Actual gladiators" are too expensive for a small arena. -- Arenamaster
Kendar

27 July 2007
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                        **  STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE II   **
                        *************************************
                        *************************************

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

KEN'ICHI was butchered by TREEMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GARTH was viciously subdued by SUN WEI LO in a 3 minute expert's Challenge battle.
SLUGBAIT lost to SERNILLAN in a 3 minute gory master's Challenge brawl.
XIAOLING LI defeated ZAGWE BANSHEE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge match.
PING HUI devastated JAGIELIO DAMASK in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Challenge duel.
CHAMUSCAR was beaten by JADE BELLE in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
DARQUE slimly won victory over TO-FU BACKSTABBER in a 3 minute Title fight.
MATSUMOTO was vanquished by ZELORAND in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HOZHA ODEMIS savagely defeated STONEFACE MIKARN in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
KORTO LU slew TALK-TO-DEATH in a 3 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    23 -   9 -  0      72  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  13 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        13 -  15 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   6 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 368 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   DARQUE 3185                24   6  1   95 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
WALL OF STEEL    SUN WEI LO 2816             9   2  0  100 DRAGONS KEEP (260)
TOTAL PARRY      GARTH 3246                 16   4  0   81 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
LUNGING ATTACK   SLUGBAIT 3245              12   5  0   72 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
AIMED BLOW       ZELORAND 3281               7   4  0   49 SAND DANCERS (67)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DARQUE 3185.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ZAGWE BANSHEE 3216.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUN WEI LO 2816, DARQUE 
3185, SLUGBAIT 3245, CHAMUSCAR 3225, HOZHA ODEMIS 3218, SERNILLAN 3207, XIAOLING LI 
2817, PING HUI 2813, JADE BELLE 3282, and ZELORAND 3281.

The least popular fighter this week was KORTO LU 3287.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MATSUMOTO 2815, JAGIELIO DAMASK 3217, GARTH 3246, KEN'ICHI 3285, 
ZELORAND 3281, JADE BELLE 3282, PING HUI 2813, XIAOLING LI 2817, SERNILLAN 3207, and 
HOZHA ODEMIS 3218.