DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/25/2008    Duedate: 03/08/2008

DULLENS ARENA

DM-13    TURN-497

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WINDWALKER
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
(13-4648) [15-7-1,76]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WINDWALKER                     JAW
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           GLASS NATION (555)
(13-4648) [15-7-1,76]          (13-5205) [3-0-0,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARKWIND                       DARKWIND
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
(13-4639) [14-12-1,74]         (13-4639) [14-12-1,74]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GLASS NATION (555)          19
2. MOMMY DEAREST (543)          0      CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
3. THE TERMAGANTS (556)         0      Unchartered Team
4. CARDOW HUNTERS (445)       -27
                                       GLASS NATION (555)

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)      8  1 4
 2- 2 MOMMY DEAREST (543)      105  56 13 65.2   2/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)      5 10 0
 3/ 5*GLASS NATION (555)         4   4  0 50.0   3/ 4*GLASS NATION (555)        3  1 0
 4/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)     231 261  5 47.0   4- 5 MOMMY DEAREST (543)       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 587): BLUETTE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 587): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 581): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 583): TANOSHII of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 581): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 579): SOLSTICE of TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): OBERON of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 569): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 567): HOPALONG of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 558): GARTH THE SEAMITE of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 520): MUSHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 448): AARON of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 435): HOFFA of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 426): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 411): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 383): GREEN DISEASE of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 366): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 473): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 587): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 587): HIGH JINX (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): THE TERMAGANTS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 581): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 583): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 581): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (CaesaR, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 579): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 569): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 567): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 558): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 520): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 448): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 435): HOUSE OF GRAIN (DK Bread, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 426): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 411): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 383): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 366): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 473): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 587): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): SILENT HAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): ZERO VISIBILITY of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 558): GARTH THE SEAMITE of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               THE BRIDE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                 (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 448): AARON of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
                            MATT of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Yeahyeahyeah, fight the Drunken Guardsman, win, take the title, I got all that.
It's fine.  No argument.  But Silent Hawk is graduating?  Why HER?  I'm better.  It's
a case of style-prejudice, isn't it?  Huh, don't bother to deny it, I KNOW.  And I
really, really don't like it.  *I* should be graduating, not HER.

                                       Darkwind

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in DULLENS this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
THE TERMAGANTS is pushed out of top team by CARDOW HUNTERS, who came from 2nd with a 
0-5-0 this turn.  And let's see, GLOB fought CRANKY OLD COOT and gained 15 points and 
contributed to GLASS NATION's 2-0-0.  SILENT HAWK has lost to GHOST OF ELDRAD, 
falling 11 points, while helping make CARDOW HUNTERS a 0-5-0 turn.  Our last turn's 
Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to MEGAMANAGER (NOT), and DARKWIND has made the way 
for a new Duelmaster!  With DARKWIND clearing the throne, CARDOW HUNTERS of 
WINDWALKER takes a proud seat as DULLENS' new Duelmaster, by virtue of recognition 
points.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that 
Arthur's Last Stand uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINDWALKER 4648              15   7  1    76       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  28  1    74       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 DARKWIND 4639                14  12  1    74       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOAN CRAWFORD 5134            7   0  1    66       MOMMY DEAREST (543)
 RAMSHORN 4633                11  15  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)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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                      3   0  0    22       GLASS NATION (555)
-ZUGUN 5215                    2   1  1    16       THE TERMAGANTS (556)
-LADY THEOS 5221               1   0  1    16       THE TERMAGANTS (556)
 GLOB 5224                     1   0  0    15       GLASS NATION (555)
-MA BARKER 5199                1   0  0     9       MOMMY DEAREST (543)

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

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

Koo Koo Kung Foo?  This is a NAME?  Seems to me it's more like a secret weapon--you
know, get us gaping in astonishment so some standby can come along and kick our teeth
down our throats.  Which (sigh) worked.  Ouch.  I never did understand that kung-fu
stuff. -- Silent Hawk

Toodles Enslaved! -- No, no, you've got it all WRONG.  We're trying to build up a
roster of standby information, and we already HAVE yours. -- Ramshorn

Huh.  I guess Darkwind was just enough to get the Drunken Guardsman awake and sober,
so he took it all out on ME.  Damn. -- Little Ox

Megamanager (not)?  We've already got this dude, too.  All we've added this time is
the Kung Floosy. -- Windwalker

Come on, you guys.  Fight!  Personals would be good, but they're optional.  Fighting
isn't optional.  We didn't reactivate to attend a wake, you know. -- Jorja, Cardow
Hunters
P.S.  Yes, I know, it should be Uncle Wolf, but he's off somewhere on an adventure.

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

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DARKWIND was bested by MEGAMANAGER (NOT) in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gruesome fight.
WINDWALKER was subdued by LOST POTATO FARMER in a 3 minute veteran's Title melee.
LITTLE OX was narrowly defeated by KOO KOO KUNG FOO in a 2 minute mismatched duel.
SILENT HAWK was devastated by GHOST OF ELDRAD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RAMSHORN was subdued by TOODLES ENSLAVED! in a 2 minute competition.
JAW bested CRANKY OLD COOT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's duel.
GLOB overpowered CRANKY OLD COOT in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   0 -  1     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  2      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   6 -  2      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   6 -  1      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 497 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 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      WINDWALKER 4648            15   7  1   76 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
PARRY-STRIKE     DARKWIND 4639              14  12  1   74 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DARKWIND 4639.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DARKWIND 4639.  The ten other most popular fighters were WINDWALKER 4648, JAW 
5205, LITTLE OX 4540, RAMSHORN 4633, GLOB 5224,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was GLOB 5224.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RAMSHORN 4633, LITTLE OX 4540, JAW 5205, WINDWALKER 4648, DARKWIND 
4639,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

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