DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/06/2007    Duedate: 09/19/2007

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-369

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SUN WEI LO
DRAGONS KEEP (260)
(75-2816) [10-2-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SUN WEI LO                     POSITION IS EMPTY
DRAGONS KEEP (260)             
(75-2816) [10-2-0,116]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARQUE                         SERNILLAN
MANAGER MUSINGS (240)          SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3185) [24-7-1,93]          (75-3207) [15-27-1,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DRAGONS KEEP (260)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DRAGONS KEEP (260)          44
2. MANAGER MUSINGS (240)       18      DRAGONS KEEP (260)
3. SAND DANCERS (67)            5      Unchartered Team
4. HUE AND CRY (282)            0
                                       ORKOGRE CASTLE (3)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 DRAGONS KEEP (260)        34  16  1 68.0   1/ 1 DRAGONS KEEP (260)       10  3 0
 2/ 1 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)    420 204  9 67.3   2/ 2 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)     7  4 0
 3- 3 HUE AND CRY (282)         25  24  8 51.0   3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)         7  6 1
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)        677 %1075 22 38.6   4- 4 HUE AND CRY (282)         2  7 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 575): BACARDI LIMON of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 569): AZAZEL of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 571): CHAUNCY of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, 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 557): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 555): THE CRIPPLER of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 546): 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 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 436): BUCK FEVER of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 415): XANDER HAXAN of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, 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 368): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, 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 575): DREAMERS (Sleepy, 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 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 557): LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 565): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 546): 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 253): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 240): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 436): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 414): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, 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 368): 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  12 RIZTAB (turn 574): CROWN ROYAL of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 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 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 545): BALIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Did you know it was possible to raise your stats more than 3 times in basic?  I
have two that were raised 4.  What other non-TP in Alastari can say that?  Life is
sweet.
              Ta da.
              Darque

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, JADE MOUNTAIN?  Ain't you never seen Snide 
Clemens before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see JAGINRU win a fight and gain 15 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
MATSUMOTO beat JADE BELLE and JADE BELLE lost 6 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
And it's out with the old, in with the new, as SUN WEI LO takes the Title and last 
week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks 
and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
DRAGONS KEEP, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided 
team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like MANAGER MUSINGS 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, SERNILLAN was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  Now look at this.  PING HUI challenged 
down 17 against SAND DANCERS' ZELORAND.  What a weasel!  Question now is, will JADE 
MOUNTAIN accept this sort of tacky behavior?  PING HUI beating ZELORAND.  The insult, 
the....yech!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for JADE 
MOUNTAIN's morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in JADE MOUNTAIN to get a drink than The Green 
Axe!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have 
too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad to see the back of this place-- 
Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUN WEI LO 2816              10   2  0   116       DRAGONS KEEP (260)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARQUE 3185                  24   7  1    93       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARTH 3246                   17   4  0    89       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 SERNILLAN 3207               15  27  1    85       SAND DANCERS (67)
-SOULTAKER 3253               11   6  0    85       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 XIAOLING LI 2817              9   2  0    85       DRAGONS KEEP (260)
 PING HUI 2813                 8   0  0    75       DRAGONS KEEP (260)
 SLUGBAIT 3245                12   6  0    74       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
-ZAGWE BANSHEE 3216            7   4  1    69       HUE AND CRY (282)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANNEQUIN 3283                6   0  0    48       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
-JAGIELIO DAMASK 3217          7   3  2    46       HUE AND CRY (282)
 ZELORAND 3281                 7   5  0    45       SAND DANCERS (67)
 MATSUMOTO 2815                7   4  1    41       DRAGONS KEEP (260)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOZHA ODEMIS 3218             5   5  2    40       HUE AND CRY (282)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JADE BELLE 3282               7   4  1    26       SAND DANCERS (67)
-CHAMUSCAR 3225                3   6  2    24       HUE AND CRY (282)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORTO LU 3287                 2   0  1    18       SAND DANCERS (67)
 JAGINRU 3289                  1   0  0    15       SAND DANCERS (67)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ULRA T'SSAR 3224      11 26 1 SAND DANCERS 67       JAGIELIO DAMASK 3217  367         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sun Wei Lo -- You Cad. -- Garth

Sernillan -- You Cad. -- Slugbait

To-Fu Backstabber -- I think I love you. -- Darque

My Manager Musings are not accustomed to 1-2 rounds.  They suck big time!  (The 1-2
round, I mean.) -- FTF Manager

Chi'en -- One WHAT for Manager Musings?  We like diamonds. -- FTF Manager

Slugbait -- Aha!  That time, I remembered to bring the rock salt.  Gotcha. --
Sernillan

Chamuscar -- Hmm, I can't seem to make out a hue there, so you must be a cry.  Sounds
like a fairly, ah, earthy one, too. -- Jade Belle

Matsumoto -- (shaking his head sadly)  You big guys, you forget you can't just lean
on your opponent and push him out of the ring. -- Zelorand

Hmm.  As introductions to gladiation go, that wasn't bad.  Probably a fluke, but what
the hey. -- Korto Lu

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

GARTH unbelievably bested SERNILLAN in a 6 minute master's Challenge fight.
PING HUI demolished ZELORAND in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
MATSUMOTO narrowly defeated JADE BELLE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge duel.
DARQUE was savagely defeated by SUN WEI LO in a 3 minute veteran's Title fight.
XIAOLING LI won victory over SLUGBAIT in a crowd pleasing 3 minute fight.
MANNEQUIN savagely defeated BAHNING THE LAWYER in a 3 minute bloody brawl.
KORTO LU defeated SAI-KI THE PEGLEG in a crowd boring 4 minute beginner's melee.
JAGINRU vanquished SAI-KI THE PEGLEG in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    23 -   9 -  0      72  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  15 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        12 -  15 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   6 -  1      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 369 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SUN WEI LO 2816            10   2  0  116 DRAGONS KEEP (260)
BASHING ATTACK   DARQUE 3185                24   7  1   93 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
TOTAL PARRY      GARTH 3246                 17   4  0   89 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
LUNGING ATTACK   PING HUI 2813               8   0  0   75 DRAGONS KEEP (260)
AIMED BLOW       ZELORAND 3281               7   5  0   45 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 
SERNILLAN 3207.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUN WEI LO 2816, MATSUMOTO 
2815, SLUGBAIT 3245, MANNEQUIN 3283, PING HUI 2813, GARTH 3246, JADE BELLE 3282, 
DARQUE 3185, XIAOLING LI 2817, and JAGINRU 3289.

The least popular fighter this week was KORTO LU 3287.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ZELORAND 3281, JAGINRU 3289, XIAOLING LI 2817, DARQUE 3185, JADE BELLE 
3282, GARTH 3246, PING HUI 2813, MANNEQUIN 3283, SLUGBAIT 3245, and MATSUMOTO 2815.