DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/09/2014    Duedate: 10/22/2014

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-622

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SWYTAI
GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)
(56-4414) [11-0-0,146]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SWYTAI                         POSITION IS EMPTY
GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)        
(56-4414) [11-0-0,146]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GENERAL POL                    SWYTAI
SKULL SQUADRON (28)            GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)
(56-3412) [19-15-0,98]         (56-4414) [11-0-0,146]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)         32
2. GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)     11      GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)
3. MEN OF STEEL (131)           5      Unchartered Team
4. SATAN'S BLADES (460)         4
5. MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)     0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)   11   0  0  100   1/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       8  7 3
 2/ 2 SATAN'S BLADES (460)       9   1  0 90.0   2/ 5 GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)   3  0 0
 3- 3*CLONE WARS (462)           6   3  1 66.7   3- 1 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  3  1 0
 4- 4 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  95  54  7 63.8   4/ 4 MEN OF STEEL (131)        3  3 0
 5/ 0 SKULL SQUADRON (28)      370 289 21 56.1   5/ 6 SATAN'S BLADES (460)      2  1 0
 6- 5 THEM (433)               141 139 11 50.4   6- 7 THEM (433)                2  2 0
 7/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      390 421 10 48.1   7- 2*CLONE WARS (462)          1  2 0
 8/ 8 MEN OF STEEL (131)       240 292 32 45.1   8/ 0 SKULL SQUADRON (28)       0  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 758): THE TALL MAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 760): AGONY of TORTURED (Iron Maiden, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 751): KNICK KNACK of ALLITERATE ARMY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 754): GROOVY SIR GRIMM of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 757): MISDIAGNOSIS of BASH BROS. DOCTOR (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 748): T.G.I. FLOYD'S of ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 749): MAD DOG RUSSO of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 376): WATER RAT of LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 746): MILEY VIRUS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 374): SEAWEED of BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 742): NOT FOR HIRE of OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 739): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 731): COLLEEN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 690): PLASTIC MAN of MELODY MAYHEM (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 352): SLAMBO of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 346): RU BRINGER of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 333): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 621): SWYTAI of GRIZZLED VETERANS (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 606): CRAYONS of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 588): CHICKEN POODLE SOUP of CANINE CUISINE
                                             (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 583): GUNSLINGER of POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 281): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Dudley Do-Right, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 547): TAX MAIL-IN of I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 537): UNTAMED BERSERKER of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 530): SERGEANT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 647): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 758): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 760): FANTASTIC FIVE II (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 751): ALLITERATE ARMY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 754): BLOODSWORN (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 757): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 748): ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 749): JOURNEY (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 376): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 746): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 374): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 742): SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 739): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 731): FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 690): MELODY MAYHEM (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 352): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 345): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 333): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 621): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 606): UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 588): CANINE CUISINE (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 583): POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 281): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 544): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 538): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 530): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 647): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 758): THE TALL MAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 759): PHILLIA FOX of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 757): MISDIAGNOSIS of BASH BROS. DOCTOR (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
               (turn 756): BLACK INDEKKER of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 747): LEAD BELLY of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 749): HOUSE BEAUTIFUL of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 745): YEZURA of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
                               AMUR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 741): KID DYNAMITE of STRATEGY, DAMMIT! (Riff-Raff, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 738): HUSTLER of CLASSIC CHARACTERS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 352): SLAMBO of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 346): RU BRINGER of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                               STING of SERPENTS HOLD 200 (Khisanth, mgr.)
                               CAPTURED PORK of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
                               ACE HARDWARE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 345): ASTROTRAIN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 333): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                  (turn 332): KINGU of MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
                              HAIRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 619): KRAIT of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 588): WILLI ZANE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 281): F.U.B.A.R. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)
                (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ROCANIS games.  Former top team MEDAL OF HONOR A11 was 
unseated this week as MIDDLE WAY 20 moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 4-1-3 record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon CLONE WARS this time 
out who this turn suffered a fall into 7th position in the wake of a 0-0-0 round.  
Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how this week 
GRIZZLED VETERANS went 1-0-0 to move up 3 in the rankings.  Did only my eyes note the 
4-1-3 record which MIDDLE WAY 20 managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such 
a record will draw challengers!  ISAM KORL caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested RIRORNI ARCHER and was awarded 12 points in 
recognition.  Not for nothing has SWYTAI in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's 
throne, and this week she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  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 ROCANIS.  ROCANIS, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is SERPENTS' HOLD, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of 
GRIZZLED VETERANS last week.  Busy avoiding SERPENTS' HOLD?  I can not but mention 
with disdain the name of THE SCYTHE who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a 
full 14 points below in the rankings.  I thought THE SCYTHE showed great skill and 
promise when he bested NEWTON PYNE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in ROCANIS as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  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 - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWYTAI 4414                  11   0  0   146       GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GENERAL POL 3412             19  15  0    98       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SCYTHE 4456               9   1  0    90       SATAN'S BLADES (460)
-STEEL WEAVER 3468             9   7  0    88       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 JIMMY THE HAND 4419          12  21  3    87       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 NEWTON PYNE 4431             13  17  1    73       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
-SERGEANT 2 4407              18  14  1    69       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLACK STEEL 3469             10   6  0    65       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MACROS THE BLACK 4492         5   1  1    54       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-SERGEANT 5 4490               4   5  1    54       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
-GHOST 4448                    4   1  1    52       THEM (433)
 HOUSTON FARMER 4428           6  26  1    50       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
-SERGEANT 6 4498               4   3  0    47       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 ELIN GALLIO 4491              8   4  0    35       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GILBERT IRDAN 4541            4   0  1    33       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
-SERGEANT 5 4497               5   2  0    30       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
-AHSOKA TANO 4471              2   0  1    28       CLONE WARS (462)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HONDO OHNAKA 4473             1   0  0    21       CLONE WARS (462)
-JOCASTA NU 4470               2   1  0    20       CLONE WARS (462)
 ISAM KORL 4536                1   4  1    16       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
-ONE EYE 3578                  1   1  0    15       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
-KASPAR 4538                   1   1  0    14       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-SHADOWS 4532                  1   0  0    12       THEM (433)
-JAYBO HOOD 4472               1   1  0     5       CLONE WARS (462)
-BEASTIES 4517                 1   2  0     5       THEM (433)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CULT MEMBER             0  0 0                      GILBERT IRDAN 4541    622  NONE
DOOM FROM THE SO        0  0 0                      HOUSTON FARMER 4428   622  NONE
RIRORNI ARCHER          0  0 0                      ISAM KORL 4536        622  NONE
SERGEANT 3 4528         1  1 1 MEDAL OF HONOR A 456 AHSOKA TANO 4471      619   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Two-three again, with one of the wins being over a standby (no surprise there).  *I*
did not get a win this time.  Bummer. -- Newton Pyne

Jimmy the Hand -- Gods, may, keep that hand to yourself!  It makes me feel like a fly
about to be nailed by a flyswatter. -- Newton Pyne

Ghost -- Well, you're seasonal. -- Houston Farmer

Beasties -- Just another word for vermin in the cupboard.  I won't have it! -- Elin
Gallio

Shadows -- I feel Seasonal Affective Disorder coming on.  I have to get away from you
and into the sunlight! -- Isam Korl

Ah!  A standby, excellent! -- Gilbert Irdan

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE SCYTHE viciously subdued NEWTON PYNE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
SWYTAI savagely defeated GENERAL POL in a popular 2 minute veteran's Title melee.
JIMMY THE HAND viciously subdued RIRORNI SPY in a 3 minute gory one-sided contest.
HOUSTON FARMER killed DOOM FROM THE SOUTH in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
GILBERT IRDAN savagely slew CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
ELIN GALLIO devastated RIRORNI LOOTER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ISAM KORL easily killed RIRORNI ARCHER in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -   8 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  20 -  5      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        17 -  17 -  3      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  22 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  15 -  1      32  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 622 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SWYTAI 4414                11   0  0  146 GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)
WALL OF STEEL    GENERAL POL 3412           19  15  0   98 SKULL SQUADRON (28)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE SCYTHE 4456             9   1  0   90 SATAN'S BLADES (460)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GENERAL POL 3412.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SWYTAI 4414.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE SCYTHE 4456, 
GILBERT IRDAN 4541, JIMMY THE HAND 4419, HOUSTON FARMER 4428, GENERAL POL 3412, ELIN 
GALLIO 4491, ISAM KORL 4536, NEWTON PYNE 4431,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was NEWTON PYNE 4431.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ISAM KORL 4536, ELIN GALLIO 4491, GENERAL POL 3412, HOUSTON 
FARMER 4428, JIMMY THE HAND 4419, GILBERT IRDAN 4541, THE SCYTHE 4456, SWYTAI 4414,  
0, and  0.