DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/01/2007    Duedate: 11/14/2007

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-373

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GARTH
MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
(75-3246) [20-5-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GARTH                          POSITION IS EMPTY
MANAGER MUSINGS (240)          
(75-3246) [20-5-0,104]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SERNILLAN                      ZAGWE BANSHEE
SAND DANCERS (67)              HUE AND CRY (282)
(75-3207) [15-31-1,78]         (75-3216) [9-5-1,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HUE AND CRY (282)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MANAGER MUSINGS (240)       51
2. HUE AND CRY (282)            5      MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
3. SAND DANCERS (67)            1      Unchartered Team
4. DRAGONS KEEP (260)           0
                                       ORKOGRE CASTLE (3)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)    429 206  9 67.6   1/ 1 HUE AND CRY (282)        10  5 1
 2- 2 DRAGONS KEEP (260)        38  19  1 66.7   2/ 3 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)     6  3 0
 3/ 3 HUE AND CRY (282)         35  29  9 54.7   3/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)         4 11 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)        684 %1088 22 38.6   4- 4 DRAGONS KEEP (260)        2  1 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 579): INCISOR of FANGS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 579): BACRADI LIMON of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 573): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 575): GOLDEN DOME of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 574): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 572): VENENOSO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 286): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 565): MORRIGAN of GODS OF WAR (Sovereign, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 284): KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 561): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 559): THE ANVIL of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 550): BILDIS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 513): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 261): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 242): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 440): MANDORALLEN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 427): ALAN JOHNSON of TPW FOREVER (TUM, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 418): ROEKFORT SIMS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 405): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): WANSTEAD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 376): SAND CRAPPER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 372): ZAGWE BANSHEE of HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 361): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 466): SMUG BUG of RHYME TYME (Emerald Orb, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 579): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 579): HIGH HINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 573): DR. SEUSS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 575): JLG (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 574): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 572): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 286): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 565): ESCAPADE
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 284): DEATH'S DISCIPLES (Lord of Death, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 561): LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 569): NOT A SPORT (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 550): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 513): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 261): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 242): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 440): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 427): UNDERDOGS (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 418): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 405): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 376): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 372): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 361): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 465): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 579): ULTORINO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 579): BACRADI LIMON of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
               (turn 578): DEXTER of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 574): CHAUNCY of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 574): AIM SEDUCE HAMMER of AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 565): MORRIGAN of GODS OF WAR (Sovereign, mgr.)
                          S'TOU of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
              (turn 564): TYE FOON of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): ULTHAR THYDRIM of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               SVEIN FORKBEARD of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 559): THE ANVIL of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 550): PITFALL HARRY of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 512): ETTORE HSIDAR of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): MY SLEEP of THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 241): SWEET AIR of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                              GERRICK GRIMM of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 440): BUCK FEVER of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 417): XANDER HAXAN of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): WANSTEAD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
                (turn 190): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Whoa!  How did I get here?  Well, I walked onto the sands, expecting to fight a
standby.  And who walks on to the sands to fight me?!  Duelmaster Darque!  Aargh!
What is this!  I'm not ready for a title fight.  I'm being set up.  "No my child.
You follow the True Path."  Who said that?  "I am your Master."  I have only one
Master.  My Lord Kjarran rules over me.  "I am you Lord Kjarran and you are my
Servant.  You will do as I ask."  Kjarran?  Oh my, ask of me what you will and I will
obey.  "Do not fear the Duelmaster.  She is unfit and a heathen.  You are to take the
throne from her.  Furthermore, you are to take her head and offer it to me as a
sacrifice."  As you will my Lord.
     My Lord Kjarran was right.  Duelmaster Darque did little more than defend
herself.  And she did that poorly.  Now I sit on the throne.  I have only one regret.
Darque's head is still attached to her body.  My Lord Kjarran has spoken and it will
be done

Zagwe Banshee
Duelmaster
Servant of Kjarran
Hue and Cry

                                      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.  And let's see, MANNEQUIN fought JAGIELIO 
DAMASK and gained 14 points and contributed to MANAGER MUSINGS' 4-0-0.  SERNILLAN has 
lost to SOULTAKER, falling 9 points, while helping make SAND DANCERS a 1-4-0 turn.  
GARTH challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone HUE AND 
CRY's warrior.  And not without some honor, GARTH now claims the title and throne of 
Duelmaster of JADE MOUNTAIN.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top 
team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Green Axe until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the HUE AND CRY stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on JADE MOUNTAIN, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding 
HUE AND CRY more than any other team we find MANAGER MUSINGS.  JADE MOUNTAIN, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this 
turn was SAND DANCERS' warrior SERNILLAN.  More fighters challenged her than 
challenged the Duelmaster!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that JADE MOUNTAIN has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in JADE MOUNTAIN, but never good to wear out 
my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARTH 3246                   20   5  0   104       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUN WEI LO 2816              10   2  0   116       DRAGONS KEEP (260)
-XIAOLING LI 2817             11   2  0   100       DRAGONS KEEP (260)
 ZAGWE BANSHEE 3216            9   5  1    98       HUE AND CRY (282)
 SOULTAKER 3253               12   6  0    97       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
-DARQUE 3185                  26   8  1    93       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLUGBAIT 3245                14   6  0    83       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 SERNILLAN 3207               15  31  1    78       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PING HUI 2813                 8   1  0    66       DRAGONS KEEP (260)
 MANNEQUIN 3283                7   0  0    62       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MATSUMOTO 2815                9   4  1    56       DRAGONS KEEP (260)
 HOZHA ODEMIS 3218             7   6  2    56       HUE AND CRY (282)
 CHAMUSCAR 3225                5   7  2    46       HUE AND CRY (282)
 JAGIELIO DAMASK 3217          8   5  2    40       HUE AND CRY (282)
 THIA ARIGO 3286               3   0  1    40       HUE AND CRY (282)
 JADE BELLE 3282               9   6  1    34       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZELORAND 3281                 7   9  0    30       SAND DANCERS (67)
 KORTO LU 3287                 4   2  1    28       SAND DANCERS (67)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAGINRU 3289                  4   1  0    23       SAND DANCERS (67)
-ANG HSU YU 3290               0   1  0     1       DRAGONS KEEP (260)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Darque -- It's disheartening.  You can't even be considered a darque horse, everyone
expects you to win from the beginning. -- Sernillan

Jagielio Damask -- I looked at the match and thought, "someone here hates me."  Then
I turned it over and found out I won!  What a shock. -- Jade Belle

Hozha Odemis -- You were all puffy.  I was just trying to help you deflate. -- Kortu
Lu

Ah, the standbys, and by my bad luck, the worst of them all.  A Dangerous Criminal if
I ever saw one! -- Zelorand

Ang Hsu Yu -- I hadn't actually been aiming there, you know.  If you weren't such a
shorty, I'd've gotten you in the leg. -- Jaginru

Ping Hui -- Darned if I know, but the Commission seems to think all cats are prone to
wander.  And a lot of the ones I've known, mainly male, I admit, are. -- Zelorand

Zagwe Banshee -- Duelmaster, you showed me who was really jaded!  A salute to you on
a winning and more skillful battle. -- Darque

Sernillan -- Well, I, for one, am glad you are here. -- Garth

Zagwe -- And I apparently deserved it! -- Slugbait

Team -- This joviality and 1-1's are completely unacceptable! -- FTF Manager

Korto Lu -- That armor isn't doing you much good. -- Jagielio Damask

Jade Belle -- There are chinks in your armor. -- Hozha Odemis

Zelorand -- I hate it when the Arenamaster stops a fight! -- Chamuscar

Jaginru -- The next time the Arenamaster interferes in one of my fights, I'm going to
run my weapon through him. -- Thia Arigo

Garth -- Yeahyeahyeah.  Go.  Or stay, for that matter, but not HERE. -- Sernillan

Jagielio Damask -- Not my kind of fabric at all.  The floating threads snag whenever
I try to go through a bit of brush. -- Korto Lu

Chamuscar -- I hate it when something like that happens.  They stick me in a bed in a
corner, get in a bunch of lame musicians to play "soothing tunes" for me, and feed me
stuff that the veriest babe in arms would find boring.  Mush!  And it wasn't my mouth
that got hit, so what's the deal? -- Zelorand

Thia Arigo -- (interested look)  You busy tonight?  I figure, you getting the win,
you should be in a good mood, right?  And I'm enormously attractive, the Commission
says so (they should know, shouldn't they?).  So...dinner. -- Jaginru
P.S.  For a beginning.

Hozha Odemis -- You're too tall.  It's intimidating. -- Jade Belle

FtF Manager -- Do I get an accolade for being over a thousand losses in this arena?
-- Jorja

Jagiello Damask -- How hostile of you. -- Jade Belle

Hozha Odemis -- No!  Do you think I'm crazy? -- Kortu Lu

23 October 2007
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                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
                   *****                              *******
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9 TEAM (18 MANAGERS) have declared for the STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3!!!  There is
still time for you to join in on the competition.  The carnage begins TURN 263!!!!

ALL YOU NEED TO DO 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 December 4, 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 ZAGWE BANSHEE in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
SOULTAKER demolished SERNILLAN in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
MANNEQUIN vanquished JAGIELIO DAMASK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
THIA ARIGO overpowered ZELORAND in a 2 minute bloody one-sided Challenge fight.
CHAMUSCAR devastated JADE BELLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SLUGBAIT devastated MING-CHANG THE SLY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HOZHA ODEMIS viciously subdued KORTO LU in a action packed 2 minute gruesome fight.
JAGINRU won victory over TALK-TO-DEATH in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   6 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  11 -  0      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  19 -  1      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         6 -  17 -  1      26  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  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     2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         4  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GARTH 3246                 20   5  0  104 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
BASHING ATTACK   ZAGWE BANSHEE 3216          9   5  1   98 HUE AND CRY (282)
LUNGING ATTACK   SLUGBAIT 3245              14   6  0   83 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
STRIKING ATTACK  HOZHA ODEMIS 3218           7   6  2   56 HUE AND CRY (282)
AIMED BLOW       JAGIELIO DAMASK 3217        8   5  2   40 HUE AND CRY (282)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SERNILLAN 3207.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ZAGWE BANSHEE 3216.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOZHA ODEMIS 3218, 
SOULTAKER 3253, MANNEQUIN 3283, THIA ARIGO 3286, CHAMUSCAR 3225, GARTH 3246, SLUGBAIT 
3245, JAGINRU 3289, SERNILLAN 3207, and KORTO LU 3287.

The least popular fighter this week was JADE BELLE 3282.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ZELORAND 3281, JAGIELIO DAMASK 3217, KORTO LU 3287, SERNILLAN 3207, 
JAGINRU 3289, SLUGBAIT 3245, GARTH 3246, CHAMUSCAR 3225, THIA ARIGO 3286, and 
MANNEQUIN 3283.