DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/22/2010    Duedate: 02/27/2010

DULLENS ARENA

DM-13    TURN-511

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AVENGING ANTELOPE
SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)
(13-5161) [12-0-0,152]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AVENGING ANTELOPE              THE BRANK
SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)         THE CONFESSIORS (562)
(13-5161) [12-0-0,152]         (13-5278) [8-1-1,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARKWIND                       ROBERTO LEATHAM
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
(13-4639) [22-18-1,91]         (13-5256) [7-2-0,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE CONFESSIORS (562)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DAGGERS DEEP (565)          29
2. HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)  21      SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)
3. THE CONFESSIORS (562)       14      Unchartered Team
4. CARDOW HUNTERS (445)         6
5. HOUSE OF CARDS (561)         4      THE CONFESSIORS (562)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3*THE CONFESSIORS (562)     18  12  2 60.0   1/ 4*THE CONFESSIORS (562)     6  3 0
 2/ 2 SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)    23  16  2 59.0   2/ 5 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)      6  8 0
 3/ 1*DAGGERS DEEP (565)        17  13  0 56.7   3/ 1 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)      5  0 0
 4/ 4 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)     266 293  5 47.6   4/ 3 SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)    5  2 0
 5/ 5 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)      53  67  2 44.2   5/ 2*DAGGERS DEEP (565)        5  5 0
 6/ 6*HARRY POTTER AND T (566)  11  27  3 28.9   6/ 6*HARRY POTTER AND T (566)  4  9 1
 7- 7*BEDWYR (450)               1   3  0 25.0   7- 7*BEDWYR (450)              1  3 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 638): RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 640): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 510): AVENGING ANTELOPE of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 634): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 636): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 627): THEODOSIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 625): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 314): KOLUM MAROD of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 622): BILL P. GORE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 619): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 611): ORION of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 573): PRINCE CONNOR of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 291): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 286): VYNMORGATH of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 272): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 501): BALZEC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 488): IMOTO-CHAN of EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 468): CHAM DUGAN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 464): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 221): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 424): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 418): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 410): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 526): CORT NIGHTJEWEL of THE DRAGON FIST (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 638): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 640): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 510): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 634): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 636): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 627): GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 625): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 314): THE KINDRED (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 622): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 619): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 611): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 573): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 291): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 286): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All-Winning, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 272): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 501): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 488): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 468): DOCTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 464): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 221): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 424): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 418): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 410): POSITION IS EMPTY
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 526): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 627): SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 625): MAD DOG of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 624): SALAMANDER of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 621): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 611): EVINDAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): PRINCE JACKSON of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 501): BALZEC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 485): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 468): CHAM DUGAN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 462): SORRELISHE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 410): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                   (turn 409): TYLER DURDEN of PROJECT:  MAYHEM (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     "What do you mean I have 31 fight equivalent?  I'm supposed to have 30!"
Avenging Antelope was livid.  The team clerk had come to him and said that there had
been an error in filing his fights in the guild archives and faulty information had
been given to the team trainer.
     The clerk's shoulder's slumped.  "There's no excuse for it.  I simply fell
behind in my record keeping and I failed to pull you from last week's fights.  You're
a fight over for champions.  You most recently fought in the Adepts tournament and
went 5-3.  That put you at 24 FE.  You then started up in the arena winning your
first fight to go to 5-0 overall.  You then proceded to win your 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th,
10th and 11th fights.  That's 7 fights total.  You're at 31 FE.  I totally messed
up."
     Avenging Antelope was shocked.  He had just been plugging along and this turn of
events totally floored him.  He waved the trainer out of the room.  The man had been
with the team since the old days and he was good at his job.  Possibly the rapid turn
around schedule had caused some confusion.
     He poured himself a glass of fine port.  Since the tournament was out of the
picture, there was no need to deprive himself.  He slowly calmed himself down.  As he
thought about it, he was able to apply some logic to his predicament.  It wasn't like
he was a full blown contender in the Champions class at the tournament.  He was
solid, but from reports he had seen from the other arenas, the teams were going to
field 3-4 better Champions than he was.  He could contend for a TV with good
matchups, but he wasn't a slam dunk.
     And if he continued to fight in Dullens he could monitor the rebuilding process
of the team and organize the ranch better.  He also was thinking that when his arena
career was over he could stay on and run the ranch permanently.  Plus he could take a
shot at being an immortal Challenger down the road.  Missing the Champions Tourney
wasn't all bad.
     Avenging Antelope finished his port and poured himself another as he continued
pondering.  He might even be able to run for some town office at some point.  Make a
difference to Dullens as a whole.  True, the cranky town council didn't much like
gladiators, the arena, or anything to do with it, but he was personable.  He might be
able to make some friends and move in slowly.
     He sat and slowly put his feet up on his desk.  "Sometimes the best things come
from the challenges that life throws your way..."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome DULLENS.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Biff!  Pow!  DULLENS 
watched with glee as HOUSE OF CARDS got knocked off top spot by THE CONFESSIORS!  Ya 
gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the 
pain!  THE CONFESSIORS is now ranked 1st with a 2-1-0 turn.  What's with TAITHERAL?  
He actually beat HARRY POTTER AND THE's ROLLING STONES, and walked away with 16 more 
points from the fight.  Major screwup at CARDOW HUNTERS.  SOFT ROCK lost 8 points to 
HAERDIUS GRAPP.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe SOFT ROCK will provide more 
easy wins...  RAMSHORN was reminded on the sands why AVENGING ANTELOPE is Duelmaster. 
Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
THE CONFESSIORS.  The bums at SATAN'S KINGDOMS couldn't face the challenges from THE 
CONFESSIORS!  No excuse for that!  What do people see in SOFT ROCK?  His 5-3-0?  
CARDOW HUNTERS ain't talkin', but he's got 18 points.   
     Warriors of DULLENS unite.  You have only your games to lose!  BLOATED BEAVER of 
SATAN'S KINGDOMS didn't know when to quit.  When you've got a 5-4-0, that's a good 
sign.  Now he's dead.  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places to 
go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AVENGING ANTELOPE 5161       12   0  0   152       SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARKWIND 4639                22  18  1    91       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAMSHORN 4633                16  24  0    84       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KALLI ELISABETH 5249          7   0  0    59       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBERTO LEATHAM 5256          7   2  0    55       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
 THE BRANK 5278                8   1  1    49       THE CONFESSIORS (562)
 SCOURGE 5277                  7   2  1    48       THE CONFESSIORS (562)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOWL GROUPING 5300            4   4  1    33       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
 KYT THE ELDER 5295            4   2  0    30       DAGGERS DEEP (565)
 HAERDIUS GRAPP 5307           3   0  0    30       DAGGERS DEEP (565)
 TAITHERAL 5292                3   3  0    25       DAGGERS DEEP (565)
-ROBIN DYAN 5311               2   0  0    24       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACKBUCK 5232                5   5  0    20       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 INMATE OF ARKHAM 5299         3   5  0    20       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
 SOFT ROCK 5301                5   3  0    18       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 ROLLING STONES 5298           4   4  2    18       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
 KOLYK 5293                    3   3  0    18       DAGGERS DEEP (565)
-JOEL OLIVER 5244              1   0  0    16       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
 THUMBSCREWS 5276              3   6  0    15       THE CONFESSIORS (562)
 STORMBIRD 5313                1   1  0    13       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 SUNDI 5294                    2   4  0    10       DAGGERS DEEP (565)
-THREADBARE 4238               1   0  0    10       BEDWYR (450)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MARA BLADE 5291         2  1 0 DAGGERS DEEP 565     THE BRANK 5278        507  NOT REVENGED
BLOATED BEAVER 5163     5  4 0 SATAN'S KINGDOMS 550 FOWL GROUPING 5300    511   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bloated Beaver -- You might want to try peppermint tea for that bloating. --
Blackbuck

Avenging Antelope -- At least we aren't fighting strangers.  That might be something,
but I don't know what. -- Darkwind

Someone should take Toodles Enslaved and sell him down the river. -- Ramshorn

Scourge -- Damn. -- Soft Rock, a little to soft for that match

Threadbare -- Dare I hope this means there's nowhere for me to go but up? --
Stormbird

9 February 10
All -- I know you all thought the old Wiz that is Fiz went off to die somewhere.
Well, I didn't.  Now I'm back to befuddle and frustrate you with my senseless
ramblings.  I look forward to reconnecting with all my old friends and enemies alike.
-- Fizban the Famous

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KOLYK was devastated by THE BRANK in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
BLOATED BEAVER was slaughtered by FOWL GROUPING in a 2 minute uneven Challenge battle.
HAERDIUS GRAPP savagely defeated SOFT ROCK in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
AVENGING ANTELOPE overpowered RAMSHORN in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
DARKWIND bested TOODLES ENSLAVED! in a 2 minute uneven brawl.
ROBERTO LEATHAM savagely defeated KYT THE ELDER in a exciting 3 minute struggle.
SCOURGE handily defeated SNUFFY THE KITTYCAT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BLACKBUCK won victory over SUNDI in a 1 minute duel.
THUMBSCREWS lost to INMATE OF ARKHAM in a 1 minute duel.
TAITHERAL overpowered ROLLING STONES in a 2 minute gory uneven duel.
STORMBIRD overpowered BRUCE LEE'S BROTHER in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        17 -  12 -  2      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  25 -  2      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  19 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   8 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  18 -  0      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 511 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  AVENGING ANTELOPE 5161     12   0  0  152 SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)
PARRY-STRIKE     DARKWIND 4639              22  18  1   91 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
SLASHING ATTACK  ROBERTO LEATHAM 5256        7   2  0   55 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
AIMED BLOW       THE BRANK 5278              8   1  1   49 THE CONFESSIORS (562)
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 ROBERTO LEATHAM 5256.  The ten other most popular fighters were DARKWIND 4639, 
TAITHERAL 5292, THE BRANK 5278, HAERDIUS GRAPP 5307, AVENGING ANTELOPE 5161, SCOURGE 
5277, FOWL GROUPING 5300, INMATE OF ARKHAM 5299, STORMBIRD 5313, and SOFT ROCK 5301.

The least popular fighter this week was ROLLING STONES 5298.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THUMBSCREWS 5276, SUNDI 5294, RAMSHORN 4633, BLOATED BEAVER 
5163, KOLYK 5293, BLACKBUCK 5232, KYT THE ELDER 5295, SOFT ROCK 5301, STORMBIRD 5313, 
and INMATE OF ARKHAM 5299.