DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/13/2010    Duedate: 09/18/2010

DULLENS ARENA

DM-13    TURN-540

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SCOURGE
THE CONFESSIORS (562)
(13-5277) [19-19-3,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCOURGE                        POSITION IS EMPTY
THE CONFESSIORS (562)          
(13-5277) [19-19-3,118]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STORMBIRD                      SCOURGE
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           THE CONFESSIORS (562)
(13-5313) [14-17-1,80]         (13-5277) [19-19-3,118]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CARDOW HUNTERS (445)        35
2. THE CONFESSIORS (562)       16      HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
3. IWC (567)                    5      Unchartered Team
4. HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)  -6
5. HOUSE OF CARDS (561)       -14      THE MOTHERSHIP 3 (457)

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)     119  97  2 55.1   1/ 2 HARRY POTTER AND T (566) 10  5 1
 2/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)     336 367  6 47.8   2/ 1 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)      9  6 0
 3/ 4 IWC (567)                 41  52  2 44.1   3/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)      4 11 0
 4/ 3 HARRY POTTER AND T (566)  75  97 13 43.6   4/ 4 IWC (567)                 3  1 0
 5/ 5 THE CONFESSIORS (562)     45  61  4 42.5   5/ 5 THE CONFESSIORS (562)     2  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

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ At the Gate of Hell ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Without thought, responding to the same trained impulse, every gladiator present
drew his or her sword, turning to face outward from their group.
     Blackwind more than half expected to see floods demons and monsters pouring
toward them from every direction.  If so, they must be invisible, all he could see
were the shadows that filled the valley.  He squinted.  "Is it my imagination, or is
it getting darker here?"  That would be bad.  Darkness would make it harder to fight.
     "Valley of Shadow," Math op Owain said.  "We should have realized--"
     "So you should," Uncle Wolf answered.  "In this place, the shadows are as
dangerous as what casts them."
     "More dangerous," Lord Malcorn corrected.
     The old shaman shrugged and nodded.  "Perhaps.  At that level of danger, the
distinction is unimportant."
     "How do we fight shadows?" Redfox asked.  "You must have had something in mind,
or you wouldn't have drawn us here."
     "The light is behind the... creatures that cast the shadows," Wolf pointed out.
"That makes the shadows advance toward you, ahead of the creatures.  You must make of
yourselves lights to drive the shadows back on their creators."
     "How can we--?"
     "No, 'Fox, I think I see what he means!"  Math drew the gladiators aside.  "Come
over out of the way, and I'll tell you.  Let them deal with the Door."
     "He's right," Necroma said before Math could begin his explanation.  "We *are*
lights if we know it."  She paused, selecting words.  "Here, even if it isn't exactly
the Spirit Lands, the spirit is what matters the most.  Sure, we're here physically--
and we can die physically--but just as the body dominates in the Mortal World, so the
spirit dominates here.  If our spirits are strong and bright, they'll be like lights
here!"
     "That's easy to *say*, and it sounds good," Blackwind objected, "but what are we
supposed to *do*?"
     "It's like... ah!  Like the meditation exercises they teach us on the Isle, to
increase our Will or our Wit," Math said.  "That kind of focus, but we concentrate on
light and life and warmth--"
     "Well put," Necroma said.  "And we'd better do it right now."
     "Not forgetting," Young Joan was actually beginning to glow as she concentrated,
"that we will have to deal with physical creatures once we have vanquished the
shadows."

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 652): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 654): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 539): CASSIE ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 648): CYBERMANCER of DARK CREATIONS (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 650): FANGS ARDENT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 642): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 643): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 323): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 640): DEATHWIND FORGE of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 321): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 636): LIL ETHE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 633): SHARK BAIT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 625): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 586): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 293): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 280): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 515): BACK of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 501): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 482): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 477): ABRA CADAVER of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): CHAKA KHAN of MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 439): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 432): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 425): SHILLIS VAIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 541): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTRHOPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 652): HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 654): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 539): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 647): RAINBOW CONNECTION (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 650): FAR TRAVELLERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 642): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 643): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 323): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 640): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 321): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 636): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 633): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 625): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 586): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 293): LAND OF OZ (Oz the ALL-Succeeding, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 280): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 515): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 501): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 482): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 477): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 439): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 432): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 433): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 541): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 648): CYBERMANCER of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 649): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 323): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
              (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 640): RINDEL of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 632): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 625): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER 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  65 DAL SHANG (turn 477): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 439): SPARTAN 1 of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 425): SHILLIS VAIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  HARRY 
POTTER AND THE now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for STONEDOG, who flew up 16 points in the rankings after 
mashing MAGICAL SHORTCUT like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some 
days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  RELIGIOUS CULT was subdued by TOODLES 
ENRAGED! and drops 11 points.  In front of all the crowds, SCOURGE took the 
Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  Can you believe they are 
paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!   
     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, just when you thought it 
was safe to put a new warrior in the arena.  No no!  ROSELLE, a mere girl, was slain 
by ZOMBIE PARENT this turn.  And who needs the Dark Arena if you've got ZOMBIE PARENT 
around?  This week it decorated its armor with ROSELLE.  Who's next?  Ask not the 
elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     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.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCOURGE 5277                 19  19  3   118       THE CONFESSIORS (562)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOEL OLIVER 5244             10   2  0    99       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
 LITTLE FOX 5328              19   4  0    96       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 CASSIE ELIZABETH 5309        22   7  0    95       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STORMBIRD 5313               14  17  1    80       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 ZOMBIE PARENT 5345            9   6  4    76       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THUMBSCREWS 5276             12  26  0    62       THE CONFESSIORS (562)
 STYX 5334                    12  19  0    61       IWC (567)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBERT ROY 5354               4   3  0    41       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
 RELIGIOUS CULT 5348           6   6  0    38       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGICAL SHORTCUT 5346         6   6  0    24       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POLYJUICE TWINS 5347          5   7  0    22       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
 STONEDOG 5363                 2   2  0    21       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 GEMMA 5356                    3   2  0    19       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
 BITING FLY 5357               2   3  0    18       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 NEW AMUSEMENT PARK 5364       2   1  0     7       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
 BLACKHORN 5365                0   2  0     2       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLACKBUCK 5232         17 20 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 445   SCOURGE 5277          538   
ROSELLE 5355            5  2 0 HOUSE OF CARDS 561   ZOMBIE PARENT 5345    540   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I think it possible that someone else got the turn for Cardow Hunters.  If this is
so, could I ask you to mail it on to me?  My address is on the blue sheet.  Thanks.
-- Jorja, Cardow Hunters

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CASSIE ELIZABETH was bested by SCOURGE in a 2 minute master's Title fight.
LITTLE FOX demolished MEGAMANAGER (NOT) in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
JOEL OLIVER defeated STORMBIRD in a 1 minute master's duel.
THUMBSCREWS was unbelievably bested by STYX in a monotonous 11 minute veteran's fight.
ZOMBIE PARENT butchered ROSELLE in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
RELIGIOUS CULT was savagely defeated by TOODLES ENRAGED! in a 12 minute brawl.
ROBERT ROY vanquished POLYJUICE TWINS in a 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
MAGICAL SHORTCUT was defeated by STONEDOG in a 1 minute expert vs. novice upset duel.
BLACKHORN was viciously subdued by GEMMA in a exciting 4 minute brutal novice's bout.
BITING FLY viciously subdued NEW AMUSEMENT PARK in a 1 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  2      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        27 -  27 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 540 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JOEL OLIVER 5244           10   2  0   99 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
WALL OF STEEL    LITTLE FOX 5328            19   4  0   96 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
TOTAL PARRY      CASSIE ELIZABETH 5309      22   7  0   95 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZOMBIE PARENT 5345          9   6  4   76 HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
LUNGING ATTACK   ROBERT ROY 5354             4   3  0   41 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STORMBIRD 5313.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SCOURGE 5277.  The ten other most popular fighters were GEMMA 5356, BLACKHORN 
5365, BITING FLY 5357, ROBERT ROY 5354, STONEDOG 5363, LITTLE FOX 5328, JOEL OLIVER 
5244, THUMBSCREWS 5276, CASSIE ELIZABETH 5309, and STORMBIRD 5313.

The least popular fighter this week was STYX 5334.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RELIGIOUS CULT 5348, NEW AMUSEMENT PARK 5364, POLYJUICE TWINS 5347, 
ROSELLE 5355, MAGICAL SHORTCUT 5346, ZOMBIE PARENT 5345, STORMBIRD 5313, CASSIE 
ELIZABETH 5309, THUMBSCREWS 5276, and JOEL OLIVER 5244.