DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/04/2010    Duedate: 01/09/2010

DULLENS ARENA

DM-13    TURN-504

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AVENGING ANTELOPE
SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)
(13-5161) [5-0-0,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DARKWIND                       AVENGING ANTELOPE
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)
(13-4639) [18-15-1,75]         (13-5161) [5-0-0,93]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARKWIND                       MARA BLADE
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           DAGGERS DEEP (565)
(13-4639) [18-15-1,75]         (13-5291) [1-0-0,8]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DAGGERS DEEP (565)          46
2. SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)      44      CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
3. THE CONFESSIORS (562)       26      Unchartered Team
4. HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)  12
5. HOUSE OF CARDS (561)         0      DAGGERS DEEP (565)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DAGGERS DEEP (565)         4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)      8  7 0
 2/ 4*THE CONFESSIORS (562)      5   4  1 55.6   2/ 4*THE CONFESSIORS (562)     5  4 1
 3/ 1*SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)     7   6  1 53.8   3/ 0*DAGGERS DEEP (565)        4  1 0
 4/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)     250 277  5 47.4   4/ 2*SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)    4  6 1
 5- 5 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)      39  60  2 39.4   5- 3 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)      2  2 0
 6/ 0*HARRY POTTER AND T (566)   1   4  1 20.0   6/ 0*HARRY POTTER AND T (566)  1  4 1

    '*'   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 634): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 636): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 503): wINDWALKER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 630): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 632): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 624): SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 622): SMACK O'MALLEY of CLAN CROW (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): ULL BLOODSTORM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 618): ABBIE DONN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): ZOMBIEFIED of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 607): FARTIOR of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 570): BITT BETRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 290): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 271): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 497): EBRIA GANNET of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 484): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 464): HEADING SOUTH of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 461): SHAMISH of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 421): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 414): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 407): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 523): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 634): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 636): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 503): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 630): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 632): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 624): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 622): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 618): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 607): BAD GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 570): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 290): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 271): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 496): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 484): TWILIGHT BRIGADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 464): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 461): TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 421): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 414): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 407): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 523): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 502): LITTLE OX of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 624): ZALMAN ARVO of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 622): SMACK O'MALLEY of CLAN CROW (?, mgr.)
                          CLOUDSHADOW of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 621): COPPER COMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
                               ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 618): ABBIE DONN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): MONOLYTH of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): FEEL THE BUZZ of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The Drunken Guardsman was every bit as tough as the Ghost of Eldrad, except for
one handicap:  he kept trying to parry.  I don't think he's cut out for that.  For
now, until some of the newly arrived gladiators come shooting up the ranks, as I
expect they will do, I'll keep this place warm.  See you all soon, right?

                                    Windwalker

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of DULLENS.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Like a new team 
fighting for the first time and entering the official rankings, DAGGERS DEEP got 
4-1-0 to come in 3rd.  Practice pays for TAITHERAL, who pummelled BLOATED BEAVER, to 
pocket 15 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, TAITHERAL was winsome, 
after beating BLOATED BEAVER and seeing him lose 12 points.  Now I can't insult 
AVENGING ANTELOPE, as he has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh great new 
Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) So who was the warrior seen 
charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic 
problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  Perhaps the warriors of SATAN'S KINGDOMS 
should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  As a woman of good 
breeding scorns the "warriors" of SATAN'S KINGDOMS, so did that sorry team shy from 
SATAN'S KINGDOMS  
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond 
my control, I must take my leave of this place.  DULLENS, I leave you now.  The 
Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at Arthur's Last Stand.  'Til next time-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AVENGING ANTELOPE 5161        5   0  0    93       SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARKWIND 4639                18  15  1    75       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 WINDWALKER 4648              19  10  1    68       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAMSHORN 4633                13  20  0    64       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KALLI ELISABETH 5249          3   0  0    26       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCOURGE 5277                  2   0  1    21       THE CONFESSIORS (562)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAITHERAL 5292                1   0  0    15       DAGGERS DEEP (565)
 THE BRANK 5278                2   0  0    14       THE CONFESSIORS (562)
 KYT THE ELDER 5295            1   0  0    12       DAGGERS DEEP (565)
-ROBIN DYAN 5250               1   0  0    11       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
 BLACKBUCK 5232                2   1  0    10       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 SOFT ROCK 5301                1   0  0    10       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 KOLYK 5293                    1   0  0    10       DAGGERS DEEP (565)
 ROLLING STONES 5298           1   0  1     8       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
 MARA BLADE 5291               1   0  0     8       DAGGERS DEEP (565)
 THUMBSCREWS 5276              1   1  0     7       THE CONFESSIORS (562)
-ROBERTO LEATHAM 5256          1   1  0     4       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
 BLOATED BEAVER 5163           1   1  0     4       SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)
 FOWL GROUPING 5300            0   1  0     1       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
 SUNDI 5294                    0   1  0     1       DAGGERS DEEP (565)
 CUP OF WATER 5296             0   1  0     1       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
 INMATE OF ARKHAM 5299         0   1  0     1       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
 HALF DRUNK MIDGET 5297        0   1  0     1       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CASSY ELIZABETH 5245    0  1 0 HOUSE OF CARDS 561   SCOURGE 5277          503   
CARNIVOROUS SHEE 5162   1  1 1 SATAN'S KINGDOMS 550 SALT GOLEM            504  NONE
DELICATE WARTHOG 5290   0  1 0 SATAN'S KINGDOMS 550 SALT GOLEM            504  NONE
RAMPAGING RHINO 5164    0  2 0 SATAN'S KINGDOMS 550 ARENAMASTER TYKO      504  NONE
THE PEAR 5275           0  1 0 THE CONFESSIORS 562  CARNIVOROUS SHEE 5162 503   
THE RACK 5274           0  2 0 THE CONFESSIORS 562  ROLLING STONES 5298   504   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Whowever persuaded the Commission to reopen Dullens, this is a good thing you did.
Glad to see the old place back in the schedule. -- Jorja, Cardow Hunters

Drat, I'm out of practice here.  Not that I was ever in practice for fighting ghosts,
but still, I should've made a better showing than that.  Maybe next time. -- Darkwind

Yeah, well, I didn't like the Ghost of Eldrad any better than Darkwind did, but at
least I am (finally!) leaving.  Not for the Isle, right now, I want to travel SOUTH.
-- Little Ox

Avenging Antelope -- Ah, right, you're one of the "eager young gladiators" expected
to go shooting up the ranks.  Sooner the better, eh? -- Ramshorn
P.S.  I never hunted antelopes.  Honest!  Shoot up the ranks, not me!

The Rack -- Ah, don't look now, but... aren't you a little tall to be a dwarf?  Not
that it makes any difference to me, but I do wonder. -- Blackbuck

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CARNIVOROUS SHEEP was dealt death by SALT GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RAMPAGING RHINO was murdered by ARENAMASTER TYKOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
DELICATE WARTHOG was slain by SALT GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
WINDWALKER was overpowered by AVENGING ANTELOPE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
DARKWIND lost to GHOST OF ELDRAD in a exciting 1 minute master's fight.
RAMSHORN devastated TEX IMPERSONATOR in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
BLOATED BEAVER was overcome by TAITHERAL in a 2 minute beginner's melee.
BLACKBUCK lost to SCOURGE in a 2 minute gruesome novice's duel.
THE RACK was barely slain by ROLLING STONES in a exciting 2 minute novice's fight.
THUMBSCREWS narrowly defeated FOWL GROUPING in a exciting 3 minute novice's fight.
THE BRANK devastated SUNDI in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
MARA BLADE savagely defeated HALF DRUNK MIDGET in a popular 3 minute amateur's match.
KOLYK handily defeated INMATE OF ARKHAM in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KYT THE ELDER overpowered CRANKY OLD COOT in a dull 5 minute uneven struggle.
CUP OF WATER was overpowered by SOFT ROCK 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                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   2 -  2      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  12 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   9 -  1      40  |

Turn 504 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  AVENGING ANTELOPE 5161      5   0  0   93 SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)
PARRY-STRIKE     DARKWIND 4639              18  15  1   75 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
PARRY-LUNGE      WINDWALKER 4648            19  10  1   68 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 MARA BLADE 5291.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE RACK 5274, FOWL 
GROUPING 5300, AVENGING ANTELOPE 5161, TAITHERAL 5292, BLACKBUCK 5232, ROLLING STONES 
5298, CARNIVOROUS SHEEP 5162, SCOURGE 5277, THUMBSCREWS 5276, and DELICATE WARTHOG 
5290.

The least popular fighter this week was KYT THE ELDER 5295.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CUP OF WATER 5296, INMATE OF ARKHAM 5299, HALF DRUNK MIDGET 
5297, SUNDI 5294, RAMPAGING RHINO 5164, BLOATED BEAVER 5163, DARKWIND 4639, 
WINDWALKER 4648, SOFT ROCK 5301, and KOLYK 5293.

                                  Daydream Believer

You once thought of me,
As a white knight on a steed.
Now you know how happy I can be...

It's true.  I'm gone.  I've punched my ticket to Immortality and I'm off to the Isle.
I know a lot of you are wondering what it is about me that has made me so successful.
I wish I knew for sure.  I think it has more to do with intangibles (knack) than it
does with design, bonuses and favorites.  I'll let you decide.

Daydream Believer (PR) 17-14-4-17-7-8-17  Poor Endurance--Good Damage
I -- 8 (+1)  R -- 13  A -- 14 (+4)  P -- 14 (+4)  Df - 8  Dc - 6 (+3)

I know what you're thinking, "WTF, that guy looks like a 98 lb weakling!"  Sigh...I
prefer to think my physical characteristics are ideally suited for a finesse style.
As for my bases, I know they aren't much to look at.  After all, I am a PR.  I'm
fortunate to be blessed where I need it the most--attack and parry.

Okay, so I've got nice bases with bonuses in the right spots.  What about favorites?
Did I know them in advance or did I change them?  The answer is no, I had no idea
what they were for sure until I recieved my graduation announcement.  I would be
happy to tell you what my favorites are but I don't think my clone, Jumpinjack Flash,
would be very happy with me if I did.  Let's just say that from the moment I stepped
on the sands as a Rookie I used the same strategy in EVERY fight.  The only thing I
ever changed was armor (early on vs. TP's) and attack/defend locations.  That should
give those of you who have faced me more than once something to think about.

You may be interested to know that I am all natural.  I haven't had a prize of any
type used on me.  I'm a freak of nature.  It just goes to show you never know when a
guy like me will walk into your guildhouse looking for work as a gladiator.  It's up
to you to spot the potential and nuture it along.

I'm going to list my tourney results and records versus each style.  It isn't meant
to be a brag--I just thought you might find it interesting and a lot easier than
looking it up yourself.  Enjoy!
     Tourneys:  Rookies: 15-1-3 TC.  Initiates: 15-3-3 TV.  Adepts: 16-2 TC.
Champs: 13-1-1 TC.  Rookies--Champs record: 59-7-7 (.894)  Challengers: 9-3 TV.
Challengers: 15-1-1 TC.
 
Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)  Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up
(Teevella-LU)  Challengers: 7-3  Challengers: 11-3-2 TV  Challengers: 11-3-1 TV
 Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)

Challengers: 12-3 TV.  Challengers record: 104-25-4 (.806).  Career Tourney record:
163-32-11 (.836)  TC's: 4  TVs: 8 (3 Runner-ups)  Arena record: 5-0-1  Grudge
matches: 3-0

Total record: 171-32-12 (.842)  Tourney record vs all styles:  AB: 7-11  BA: 6-0-1
LU: 46-9-4  PL: 5-1-1  PR: 2-0  PS: ---  SL: 9-2  ST: 51-5-2  TP: 35-4-3  WS: 2-0

As you can see, the only style I had trouble with is the ABs.  I think that has more
to do with which ABs I fought rather than the style as a whole.  I was 3-1 vs ABs
early on (Rookies-Champs) and 4-10 in Challengers.  I was 1-5 vs Marv, 0-1 vs Marv Jr
and 0-3 vs Soulsnare.  I am going to make an educated guess and assume they all had
skills or prizes added to them to make them competetive at the Challenger level where
so few ABs are.  I could be wrong, though I doubt it.

See you on the Isle,
    Daydream Believer