DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/16/2010    Duedate: 08/21/2010

DULLENS ARENA

DM-13    TURN-536

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CASSIE ELIZABETH
HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
(13-5309) [19-6-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CASSIE ELIZABETH               POSITION IS EMPTY
HOUSE OF CARDS (561)           
(13-5309) [19-6-0,102]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLACKBUCK                      RELIGIOUS CULT
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
(13-5232) [16-19-0,96]         (13-5348) [4-4-0,52]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HOUSE OF CARDS (561)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)  36
2. IWC (567)                   33      HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
3. HOUSE OF CARDS (561)        22      Unchartered Team
4. CARDOW HUNTERS (445)         7
5. THE CONFESSIORS (562)       -5      TORMENTORS II (383)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)     105  91  2 53.6   1/ 1 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)     11  4 0
 2/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)     329 354  6 48.2   2/ 3 HARRY POTTER AND T (566)  8  7 1
 3/ 3 THE CONFESSIORS (562)     42  56  3 42.9   3/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)      8  7 0
 4/ 5 HARRY POTTER AND T (566)  65  87 12 42.8   4/ 4 IWC (567)                 4  2 1
 5/ 4 IWC (567)                 37  50  1 42.5   5/ 5 THE CONFESSIORS (562)     1  5 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 650): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 535): CASSIE ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 640): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 641): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 638): IRON IMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): FILLIS BOUY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): VAISTINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 298): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): CRASH of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): WALLIS YENT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 475): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 436): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 423): SHILLIS VAIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 539): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 650): BREWERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 535): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 640): MINOR THREAT (Mr. Pirate, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 641): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 638): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 298): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 475): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 437): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 480): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 431): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 539): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                          RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): CRIS CROFT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 638): LUCKY EIREANN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
                          MR. SPOCK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
              (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
                          WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 621): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
                                      TEN LORDS ALEAPING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
DULLENS.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for DEATH, who flew up 32 points in the rankings after mashing 
SOFT ROCK like a melon.  Keep your eye on this beast.  Ya know, some days it doesn't 
pay to walk out on the sands.  JOEL OLIVER was subdued by INEPT ADVERSARY and drops 9 
points.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was CARDOW 
HUNTERS' BLACKBUCK, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by CASSIE ELIZABETH.  
Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Well, the arena is no place for 
slow learners (and hopefully T.P.s) and DEATH demonstrated that very violently on 
SOFT ROCK's body.  On a sad note, SOFT ROCK found an early retirement at the hands of 
DEATH this week.  I wonder what CARDOW HUNTERS will be doing about it?  Knowing when 
to use the right tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to 
Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the DULLENS giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASSIE ELIZABETH 5309        19   6  0   102       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE FOX 5328              16   3  0    99       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 BLACKBUCK 5232               16  19  0    96       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 STORMBIRD 5313               14  13  1    92       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEATH 5333                   13  14  1    90       IWC (567)
 SCOURGE 5277                 17  17  2    80       THE CONFESSIORS (562)
 INEPT ADVERSARY 5343          7   4  2    78       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOEL OLIVER 5244              6   2  0    64       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THUMBSCREWS 5276             11  23  0    56       THE CONFESSIORS (562)
 ZOMBIE PARENT 5345            6   5  3    52       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RELIGIOUS CULT 5348           4   4  0    52       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
 STYX 5334                    10  17  0    51       IWC (567)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSELLE 5355                  3   0  0    32       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
 ROBERT ROY 5354               2   1  0    25       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGICAL SHORTCUT 5346         4   4  0    16       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
 POLYJUICE TWINS 5347          4   4  0    16       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
 BITING FLY 5357               1   0  0     6       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 GEMMA 5356                    0   1  0     1       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CROWFOOT 5349           4  3 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 445   INEPT ADVERSARY 5343  535   
SOFT ROCK 5301         17 16 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 445   DEATH 5333            536   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cassie Elizabeth -- Good gods, woman, you're a menace. -- Soft Rock

Death -- I hope not!  There's too much of that around as it is. -- Stormbird

There are standbys in this arena that are SOOO old, they're unbelievable. -- Little
Fox
P.S.  They come out with canes, with walkers, even.

Joel Oliver -- I hope your house of cards falls in on you. -- Blackbuck

Inept Adversary -- As if. -- Ghost of Crowfoot
P.S.  It was my low charisma, wasn't it?  You figured no one would CARE what happened
to me.  Well, *I* care, dammit.

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CASSIE ELIZABETH bested BLACKBUCK in a 2 minute master's Title fight.
STORMBIRD won victory over DRUNKEN GUARDSMAN in a 2 minute gruesome battle.
LITTLE FOX demolished SCOURGE in a 2 minute bloody uneven fight.
SOFT ROCK was butchered by DEATH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JOEL OLIVER was subdued by INEPT ADVERSARY in a 3 minute competition.
RELIGIOUS CULT outwaited STYX in a crowd pleasing 14 minute one-sided duel.
THUMBSCREWS was beaten by ZOMBIE PARENT in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
POLYJUICE TWINS was overpowered by ROSELLE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MAGICAL SHORTCUT was vanquished by ROBERT ROY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
GEMMA was defeated by BITING FLY in a 2 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        27 -  29 -  1      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  16 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  13 -  1      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  13 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 536 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     3 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CASSIE ELIZABETH 5309      19   6  0  102 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
WALL OF STEEL    LITTLE FOX 5328            16   3  0   99 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
LUNGING ATTACK   STORMBIRD 5313             14  13  1   92 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
AIMED BLOW       INEPT ADVERSARY 5343        7   4  2   78 HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JOEL OLIVER 5244            6   2  0   64 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZOMBIE PARENT 5345          6   5  3   52 HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLACKBUCK 5232.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RELIGIOUS CULT 5348.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLACKBUCK 5232, 
STORMBIRD 5313, INEPT ADVERSARY 5343, LITTLE FOX 5328, BITING FLY 5357, CASSIE 
ELIZABETH 5309, DEATH 5333, JOEL OLIVER 5244, ZOMBIE PARENT 5345, and ROSELLE 5355.

The least popular fighter this week was STYX 5334.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GEMMA 5356, MAGICAL SHORTCUT 5346, POLYJUICE TWINS 5347, THUMBSCREWS 
5276, SOFT ROCK 5301, SCOURGE 5277, ROBERT ROY 5354, ROSELLE 5355, ZOMBIE PARENT 
5345, and JOEL OLIVER 5244.