DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/13/2008    Duedate: 07/26/2008

DULLENS ARENA

DM-13    TURN-502

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DARKWIND
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
(13-4639) [18-13-1,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DARKWIND                       POSITION IS EMPTY
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           
(13-4639) [18-13-1,104]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARKWIND                       WINDWALKER
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
(13-4639) [18-13-1,104]        (13-4648) [18-9-1,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CARDOW HUNTERS (445)        37
2. CHESS PIECES 13 (558)        0      MOMMY DEAREST (543)
3. SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)       0      Unchartered Team
4. MOMMY DEAREST (543)        -16
                                       DOPPELGANGER (289)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)     3   0  0  100   1/ 1 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)      7  8 0
 2/ 2 MOMMY DEAREST (543)      109  58 13 65.3   2/ 2 MOMMY DEAREST (543)       4  1 0
 3- 3*CHESS PIECES 13 (558)      1   1  0 50.0   3- 3*SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)    1  0 0
 4/ 4 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)     246 271  5 47.6   4- 4*CHESS PIECES 13 (558)     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 596): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 596): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): OEDIPUS of MOMMY DEAREST (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 590): THE WITCH-KING of THE BLACK RIDERS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 592): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 590): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): ENYALIUS of GODS OF WAR (Sovereign, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 578): MESHARR of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 576): THE MANIAC of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 567): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 529): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 264): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 250): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 457): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 444): 911 of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 435): FAIRUZA of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 420): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 199): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 390): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 389): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 482): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 596): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 596): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 590): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 592): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 590): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 578): THE REPUBLIC (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 576): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 567): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 529): MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 264): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 250): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 457): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 444): CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 435): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 420): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 290): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 389): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 482): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 596): GANGREL of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): PENNY LOPE of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 589): STELRA TIRINS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): NIFTY NICKEL of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
              (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): JON of MEN (A-sop, mgr.)
                          REWRITE of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                   (turn 291): LES NAYLE of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 576): SCREWFACE of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 567): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 444): DUNNO of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
                                   RETRIBUTION XXIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud)
                       (turn 443): TYVEK of DEMONS OF DARNKESS 2 (Rillion, mgr)
                                   YELLOW JACKET of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-sop, mgr.)
                                   BURNT OFFERINGS of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the
                                   Bald, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
DULLENS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see BLACKBUCK win a fight and gain 13 points, terribly.  And it's out 
with the old, in with the new, as DARKWIND takes the Title and last week's bar tab 
from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how 
else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in DULLENS to get a drink than The Yellow Dog 
Tavern!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so 
nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARKWIND 4639                18  13  1   104       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE OX 4540               19  29  1    92       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OEDIPUS 5133                 13   7  2    90       MOMMY DEAREST (543)
 WINDWALKER 4648              18   9  1    78       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOAN CRAWFORD 5134            7   0  1    66       MOMMY DEAREST (543)
-AVENGING ANTELOPE 5161        3   0  0    59       SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAMSHORN 4633                12  19  0    55       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
-SIGMUND FREUD 5200            3   0  1    50       MOMMY DEAREST (543)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MA BARKER 5199                3   0  0    25       MOMMY DEAREST (543)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BISHOP 5228                   1   1  0    14       CHESS PIECES 13 (558)
 BLACKBUCK 5232                1   0  0    13       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
-NORMAN BATES 5204             0   1  0     5       MOMMY DEAREST (543)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Oedpius -- Remind me to thank Jorja.  I *think* she gave me a strategy change, and I
wasn't used to it.  But whatever the cause, I'm glad you won.  I don't have anything
left to say as duelmaster, and I never started with much.  I suppose I *could* have
boasted, but my teammates wouldn't let me get away with that! -- Little Ox

Megamanagers.  Bah. -- Darkwind

I suppose it's embarrassment that prevents (slight shudder) Koo Koo Kung Foo from
fighting his best.  Not that I actually MIND. -- Windwalker

Sigmund Freud -- You say that about MY ma, and I'll have your guts for sausage. --
Ramshorn
P.S.  Preferabbly in an alley.

Well, THAT is incredibly embarrassing.  It ruined my week. -- Ghost of Firefly

We see that several tourney-based congratulations are in order.  To Jumpinjack Flash
and Cobalt, who reached tourney victor status and then died, our regrets and best
wishes for a good Dead Tourney.  To Avenging Antelope, congratulations for tourney
victor status and survival.  And to Sigmund Freud, great congratulations for his
tourney championship. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

31 May 2008
Any and all who live in the 805 area, I would like for you to call me so we can get
together for BBQ's, softball games, and so on.  It has been a while since the last
get together (several years).  It was a blast and I am sure the next one will be
also.  We just have to do it.  All alliances are welcome.  Just because my warriors
leave your warrior beaten and bloody in defeat does not mean we can't have a beer or
five together.  I'll even buy the first round.  So call 805-588-3419 and ask for Dave
a.k.a. Misfit, former member of the Green and Purple Polka Dot Alliance (GAPPDA).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

OEDIPUS was bested by DARKWIND in a action packed 1 minute master's Title fight.
LITTLE OX savagely defeated KOO KOO KUNG FOO in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.
WINDWALKER viciously subdued KOO KOO KUNG FOO in a popular 2 minute gory contest.
RAMSHORN was demolished by TEX IMPERSONATOR in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
MA BARKER overpowered BRUCE LEE'S BROTHER in a unpopular 5 minute one-sided struggle.
BLACKBUCK handily defeated MORDANT SALESMAN in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   2 -  2      71  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   2 -  2      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  10 -  1      44  |

Turn 502 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     DARKWIND 4639              18  13  1  104 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
AIMED BLOW       OEDIPUS 5133               13   7  2   90 MOMMY DEAREST (543)
PARRY-LUNGE      WINDWALKER 4648            18   9  1   78 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 WINDWALKER 4648.  The ten other most popular fighters were LITTLE OX 4540, 
DARKWIND 4639, BLACKBUCK 5232, OEDIPUS 5133, RAMSHORN 4633, MA BARKER 5199,  0,  0,  
0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was MA BARKER 5199.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RAMSHORN 4633, OEDIPUS 5133, BLACKBUCK 5232, DARKWIND 4639, LITTLE OX 
4540, WINDWALKER 4648,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LITTLE OX (13-4540) CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

                         SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN MINNEAPOLIS!

Our summer FTF will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 18-20, 2008.  It will be 
held at the Holiday Inn Select Minneapolis/St. Paul in Blomington, MN, just down the 
street from the Mall of America, at 3 Appletree Square (952-854-9000).  Rooms are only 
$105.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 24-hour shuttle from the airport
and free shuttle service to the mall; free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guestrooms.  There is a large fitness center, jacuzzi, and indoor pool.  The 
rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are tons of 
restaurants nearby at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the hotel.  

Hotel info:  www.himspairport.com
Mall of America:  www.mallofamerica.com

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!