DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/14/2008    Duedate: 01/26/2008

DULLENS ARENA

DM-13    TURN-495

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SILENT HAWK
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
(13-4596) [17-14-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SILENT HAWK                    UPANISHADS
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           THE TERMAGANTS (556)
(13-4596) [17-14-0,118]        (13-5213) [2-0-2,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LITTLE OX                      LITTLE OX
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
(13-4540) [15-26-1,89]         (13-4540) [15-26-1,89]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE TERMAGANTS (556)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE TERMAGANTS (556)        27
2. GLASS NATION (555)          15      MOMMY DEAREST (543)
3. CARDOW HUNTERS (445)        12      Unchartered Team
4. SPRING CHRONICLES (557)      0
5. MOMMY DEAREST (543)         -7      THE TERMAGANTS (556)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*THE TERMAGANTS (556)       6   3  3 66.7   1/ 2*THE TERMAGANTS (556)      6  3 3
 2/ 1 MOMMY DEAREST (543)      105  56 13 65.2   2/ 1 MOMMY DEAREST (543)       3  1 0
 3/ 0 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)     229 253  5 47.5   3/ 0 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)      3  2 0
 4- 4*SPRING CHRONICLES (557)    2   3  1 40.0   4- 3*SPRING CHRONICLES (557)   2  3 1
 5/ 5*GLASS NATION (555)         2   4  0 33.3   5/ 4*GLASS NATION (555)        2  4 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 585): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 579): WENDIGO of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 581): AMPERE of POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 579): JACK THE RIPPER of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 577): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 570): KYOKO of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 565): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 556): JANICE JOPLIN of DEAD MUSICIANS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 518): SOLIDER 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 264): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 446): LELLADORIN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 433): DUNNO of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 424): CITIZEN CAPET of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 409): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 381): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 364): CHELBAGHEERA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 471): JAMMIES of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 585): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 579): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 581): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 579): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 577): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 570): MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 565): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 556): DEAD MUSICIANS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 518): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 264): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): DREAMS OF KADATH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 446): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 433): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 424): BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 409): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 381): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 364): UNKNOWN
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 471): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 584): MISSY MOSSY of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 578): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): DROGRA of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 570): KYOKO of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          SPARKLE FARKLE of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                          ELDACAR of MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
                          BUZZSAW of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
                   (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
                               KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 564): SHANNON D'ANJELISA of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
                 (turn 257): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
                  (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 409): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt DULLENS will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as MOMMY DEAREST is pushed out of top team by THE TERMAGANTS, who came 
from 2nd with a 3-1-1 this turn.  And let's see, JAW fought ZUGUN and gained 12 
points and contributed to GLASS NATION's 1-1-0.  DARKWIND has lost to TOODLES 
ENSLAVED!, falling 5 points, while helping make CARDOW HUNTERS a 3-2-0 turn.  And not 
without some honor, SILENT HAWK now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of 
DULLENS.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that 
The Yellow Dog Tavern uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     I like this place, DULLENS, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in DULLENS, but never good to wear out 
my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in DULLENS again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILENT HAWK 4596             17  14  0   118       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OEDIPUS 5133                 12   6  2    96       MOMMY DEAREST (543)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE OX 4540               15  26  1    89       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 DARKWIND 4639                13  11  1    72       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 RAMSHORN 4633                11  13  0    69       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOAN CRAWFORD 5134            7   0  1    66       MOMMY DEAREST (543)
 WINDWALKER 4648              14   6  1    63       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
-JUMPINJACK FLASH 5143         3   0  0    58       PERFECTION QUEST 13 (527)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIGMUND FREUD 5200            2   0  1    26       MOMMY DEAREST (543)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UPANISHADS 5213               2   0  2    22       THE TERMAGANTS (556)
 TOMBAZS 5212                  2   0  1    19       THE TERMAGANTS (556)
 JAW 5205                      2   0  0    18       GLASS NATION (555)
 WYCKOFF 5214                  1   1  0    13       THE TERMAGANTS (556)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPRINGBUCK 5220               1   0  1    11       SPRING CHRONICLES (557)
-MA BARKER 5199                1   0  0     9       MOMMY DEAREST (543)
-GRAVEL 5219                   1   0  0     5       SPRING CHRONICLES (557)
 ZUGUN 5215                    1   1  0     4       THE TERMAGANTS (556)
-TADPOLE 5217                  0   1  0     1       SPRING CHRONICLES (557)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SCUMORAMA               0  0 0                      UPANISHADS 5213       495  NONE
CRACK 5222              0  1 0 GLASS NATION 555     AN INVISIBLE ENT      495  NONE
MEDICINE MAN 5209       0  1 0 GLASS NATION 555     UPANISHADS 5213       494   
SNOWDROP 5218           0  1 0 SPRING CHRONICLE 557 TOMBAZS 5212          494   
SYNGE 5211              0  1 0 THE TERMAGANTS 556   SPRINGBUCK 5220       494   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Springbuck -- My sweet Synge never had a chance against you.  Now you must suffer! --
Tombazs

Snowdrop -- Tell Springbuck how my blade feels. -- Tombazs

Medicine Man -- There is no cure for what I am dealing.  Ha! -- Upanishads

Gravel -- You are dirt!  Lowest of the low.  I will beat you.  I will sacrifice all
for just one win against you. -- Wyckoff

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CRACK was butchered by AN INVISIBLE ENTITY in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
OEDIPUS was bested by SILENT HAWK in a 1 minute veteran's Title duel.
DARKWIND was overcome by TOODLES ENSLAVED! in a 3 minute gory match.
LITTLE OX won victory over MEGAMANAGER (NOT) in a popular 2 minute mismatched brawl.
RAMSHORN demolished D'ARTANGNON in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched competition.
WINDWALKER was defeated by MEGAMANAGER (NOT) in a 3 minute struggle.
JAW overpowered ZUGUN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
TOMBAZS overpowered MORDANT SALESMAN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
UPANISHADS dispatched SCUMORAMA in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
WYCKOFF overpowered BRUCE LEE'S BROTHER in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   0 -  1     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   0 -  1     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  10 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 495 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     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SILENT HAWK 4596           17  14  0  118 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
AIMED BLOW       OEDIPUS 5133               12   6  2   96 MOMMY DEAREST (543)
PARRY-STRIKE     DARKWIND 4639              13  11  1   72 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
PARRY-LUNGE      WINDWALKER 4648            14   6  1   63 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LITTLE OX 4540.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LITTLE OX 4540.  The ten other most popular fighters were DARKWIND 4639, 
WINDWALKER 4648, RAMSHORN 4633, SILENT HAWK 4596, JAW 5205, TOMBAZS 5212, UPANISHADS 
5213, OEDIPUS 5133, WYCKOFF 5214, and CRACK 5222.

The least popular fighter this week was ZUGUN 5215.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CRACK 5222, WYCKOFF 5214, OEDIPUS 5133, UPANISHADS 5213, TOMBAZS 5212, 
JAW 5205, SILENT HAWK 4596, RAMSHORN 4633, WINDWALKER 4648, and DARKWIND 4639.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 47 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                   LAND OF FLUSH (11-4373) of CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
                    LORD KRONOS (11-6111) of MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
                         NATAS (11-6531) of DO IT AGAIN (565)
                      TOTTI (17-5991) of ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
                 SIXTH SICK SHIEK (18-2940) of TONGUE TWISTERS (265)
                    SOLSBURY HILL (18-8558) of STREET PIZZA (106)
                        CAFFREY'S (21-4748) of REAL BEER (424)
                         LEE (30-4255) of LHI'S ANGELS (406)
                    PRIVATE ROOM (31-3620) of MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
                      OBERON (31-6133) of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (615)
                  PADISHAR CREEL (36-2208) of BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
                      BLUE-GREY (55-3370) of ALL AMERICAN (362)
                    RUBBER KNIFE (57-2546) of USELESS TOOLS (345)
                       SVETLANA (57-4040) of MORDYKR KEEP (466)
                DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (68-4666) of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (447)
                  CATASTROPHE (71-6273) of THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (708)
                        BIGFACE (82-237) of RUPTURE FARMS (43)
                        SHORT-TEMER (82-980) of LIFESPAN (165)
                        FOGGED IN (82-1298) of TEMPE '99 (225)
                           SINISTER (82-3298) of EVIL (450)
                        I-10 (82-5256) of TRIP TO TEMPE (711)
                   CAL RIPPER JR (82-6799) of ORIOLE MADNESS (967)
                 TINY ARCHIBALD (82-8174) of THE POINT GUARDS (1183)
                     LARG JOHN (82-8616) of THE MUSIC MAN (1256)
                          0002 (82-13973) of JAN 2002 (2073)
                    DEIRDRE (82-15176) of TOADS OF AMBER 2 (2276)
                 OOPSIDIDITAGAIN (82-15292) of LUROCIANS XVII (2294)
                    TV EATS MY LIFE (82-17438) of RESCUE ME (2667)
                   FLUFFY BUNNY (82-18105) of OFFENDED SANDY (2774)
                  COLLEEN (82-18383) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1305 (2828)
                 ICHIRO TRICKLE (82-19442) of NASCAR NINJAS II (3009)
                    STURM PYRE (82-19644) of DARK TOADS 03A (3046)
                     BOTTACELLI (82-22958) of HER ALTEREGO (3659)
                   UNHOLY GERBIL (82-24046) of CROSS BREED! (3837)
                       HANA (82-24461) of 4-LETTER GIRLS (3901)
                    TEEVELLA (82-24954) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (3983)
                         1001 (82-25095) of DUMB PUDS (4011)
                OPEN UP, POLICE (82-25801) of DONT ANSWER THAT (4148)
              CRACKED AND LEAKING (82-28597) of STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657)
                     VAMPIRE (82-29366) of DARK TOADS 04V (4791)
                      WYVERN (82-29373) of DARK TOADS 04W (4792)
                  MEGALODON (82-32285) of DEVILS OF THE DEEP (5329)
                     CONCRETE (82-33162) of LUROCIANS III (5473)
                  DESSERT (82-34664) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1505 (5709)
                TURNIP TORNEDO (82-35257) of GARDEN OF EVIL II (5807)
                            XRIS (82-36974) of WOW (6113)
                        FREAKSHOW (82-38749) of 072905O (6445)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes