DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/28/2008    Duedate: 02/09/2008

DULLENS ARENA

DM-13    TURN-496

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DARKWIND
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
(13-4639) [14-11-1,82]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DARKWIND                       UPANISHADS
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           THE TERMAGANTS (556)
(13-4639) [14-11-1,82]         (13-5213) [3-0-2,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LITTLE OX                      SILENT HAWK
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
(13-4540) [15-27-1,80]         (13-4596) [17-15-0,81]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE TERMAGANTS (556)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE TERMAGANTS (556)        55
2. GLASS NATION (555)           0      CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
3. SPRING CHRONICLES (557)      0      Unchartered Team
4. MOMMY DEAREST (543)          0
5. CARDOW HUNTERS (445)       -29      THE TERMAGANTS (556)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*THE TERMAGANTS (556)      11   3  6 78.6   1/ 1*THE TERMAGANTS (556)     11  3 6
 2- 2 MOMMY DEAREST (543)      105  56 13 65.2   2/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)      5  5 0
 3/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)     231 256  5 47.4   3- 4*SPRING CHRONICLES (557)   2  3 1
 4- 4*SPRING CHRONICLES (557)    2   3  1 40.0   4- 5*GLASS NATION (555)        2  4 0
 5- 5*GLASS NATION (555)         2   4  0 33.3   5- 2 MOMMY DEAREST (543)       1  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 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 580): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 578): VENENOSO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 571): ELVIRA MADIGAN of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): OBERON of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (Bobby Bigfoot, 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 519): MUSHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, 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 410): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 382): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 365): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 472): 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 580): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 578): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 571): MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): 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 519): 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 410): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 382): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 364): UNKNOWN
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 472): 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  29 LAPUR (turn 570): KYOKO of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          SPARKLE FARKLE of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Greetings, Oedipus, and sorry to have taken you by surprise like this.  Not
sorry for the win, but sorry just to pop out with no warning.  If I understand
correctly what has happened, someone in the Commission office felt that if this arena
is to remain open, it needs all the active teams available to it, or something along
that line.  Normally I'd say, "Our manager is Uncle Wolf," but he's adventuring
somewhere and has turned over all his teams to Jorja to handle.
     Which brings up a point:  Uncle Wolf and some Cardow Hunters and associates from
other Charter Cities arenas are adventuring, some of them not far from here.  Do you
want the adventure to be recounted in this newsletter also?  Do any of you want to be
involved?  I'd advise against that, it's bound to be messy and hazardous, since it IS
an adventure, but I am instructed to tell you that volunteers "living or dead" would
be accepted.

                                    Silent Hawk

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly DULLENS games.  LADY THEOS caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested CRANKY OLD COOT and was awarded 
16 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DRUNKEN GUARDSMAN 
put down LITTLE OX, causing him to lose 9 points of recognition in the process.  Our 
last turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to KOO KOO KUNG FOO, and SILENT HAWK has 
made the way for a new Duelmaster!  With SILENT HAWK clearing the throne, CARDOW 
HUNTERS of DARKWIND takes a proud seat as DULLENS' new Duelmaster, by virtue of 
recognition points.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels 
this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In DULLENS "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in DULLENS.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  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                  
 DARKWIND 4639                14  11  1    82       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                  
 SILENT HAWK 4596             17  15  0    81       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 LITTLE OX 4540               15  27  1    80       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINDWALKER 4648              15   6  1    78       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOAN CRAWFORD 5134            7   0  1    66       MOMMY DEAREST (543)
 RAMSHORN 4633                11  14  0    61       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
-JUMPINJACK FLASH 5143         3   0  0    58       PERFECTION QUEST 13 (527)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UPANISHADS 5213               3   0  2    28       THE TERMAGANTS (556)
 WYCKOFF 5214                  2   1  0    27       THE TERMAGANTS (556)
 TOMBAZS 5212                  3   0  2    26       THE TERMAGANTS (556)
-SIGMUND FREUD 5200            2   0  1    26       MOMMY DEAREST (543)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JAW 5205                      2   0  0    18       GLASS NATION (555)
 ZUGUN 5215                    2   1  1    16       THE TERMAGANTS (556)
 LADY THEOS 5221               1   0  1    16       THE TERMAGANTS (556)
-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)
-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?
CRANKY OLD COOT         0  0 0                      LADY THEOS 5221       496  NONE
MORDANT SALESMAN        0  0 0                      TOMBAZS 5212          496  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

Toodles Enslaved! -- I bow in respect to whoever had the courage and skill to enslave
you.  It can't have been a simple matter. -- Darkwind

Megamanager(Not) -- I don't see why.  Sure, you're a golem and a standby, but how
does this disqualify you?  I've been traveling around during our "resting" period,
and I've seen a lot of managers, many of them megamanagers.  So you're bloodless and
unconcerned with who might live or die.  This disqualifies you how? -- Little Ox

D'Artangono -- I don't know what kind of wool--well, okay, it's from a black sheep,
and a darned scrubby one, with (sniff) a fondness for onions--over my eyes, but you
are NOT a dwarf!  I have it on the BEST authority, which is to say, a veritable
Khalhums Dwarf, that REAL dwarves don't come that tall.  So take that!  I'll trim you
down to size! -- Ramshorn

Megamanager(Not) -- It's the pits that you should have to fight twice on the same
day, yes, I agree.  But it wasn't MY doing.  You're a standby, dagnabit, and you're
supposed to LOSE.  Get it together next time. -- Windwalker

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SILENT HAWK slimly lost to KOO KOO KUNG FOO in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
DARKWIND savagely defeated DRUNKEN GUARDSMAN in a 2 minute brutal Title melee.
RAMSHORN was overpowered by TOODLES ENSLAVED! in a 1 minute bloody mismatched duel.
LITTLE OX was luckily beaten by DRUNKEN GUARDSMAN in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
WINDWALKER devastated MEGAMANAGER (NOT) in a 2 minute bloody one-sided duel.
ZUGUN executed MORDANT SALESMAN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
TOMBAZS assassinated MORDANT SALESMAN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
UPANISHADS vanquished BRUCE LEE'S BROTHER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
WYCKOFF overpowered SCUMORAMA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LADY THEOS assassinated CRANKY OLD COOT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   0 -  1     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  2      80  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   8 -  2      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 496 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     DARKWIND 4639              14  11  1   82 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
SLASHING ATTACK  SILENT HAWK 4596           17  15  0   81 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
PARRY-LUNGE      WINDWALKER 4648            15   6  1   78 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 SILENT HAWK 4596.  The ten other most popular fighters were DARKWIND 4639, LITTLE 
OX 4540, WINDWALKER 4648, WYCKOFF 5214, ZUGUN 5215, TOMBAZS 5212, UPANISHADS 5213, 
LADY THEOS 5221, RAMSHORN 4633, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was RAMSHORN 4633.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LADY THEOS 5221, UPANISHADS 5213, TOMBAZS 5212, ZUGUN 5215, WYCKOFF 
5214, WINDWALKER 4648, LITTLE OX 4540, DARKWIND 4639, SILENT HAWK 4596, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SILENT HAWK (13-4596) CARDOW HUNTERS (445)