DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/20/2010    Duedate: 09/25/2010

DULLENS ARENA

DM-13    TURN-541

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JOEL OLIVER
HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
(13-5244) [11-2-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JOEL OLIVER                    POSITION IS EMPTY
HOUSE OF CARDS (561)           
(13-5244) [11-2-0,111]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STORMBIRD                      RELIGIOUS CULT
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
(13-5313) [14-18-1,67]         (13-5348) [7-6-0,58]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HOUSE OF CARDS (561)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOUSE OF CARDS (561)        47
2. HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)  34      HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
3. IWC (567)                   -1      Unchartered Team
4. CARDOW HUNTERS (445)       -10
5. THE CONFESSIORS (562)      -13      ROKUGAN (448)

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)     124  97  2 56.1   1/ 2 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)     12  3 0
 2/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)     338 370  6 47.7   2/ 1 HARRY POTTER AND T (566)  7  8 1
 3/ 3 IWC (567)                 41  53  2 43.6   3/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)      6  9 0
 4/ 4 HARRY POTTER AND T (566)  77 100 13 43.5   4/ 5 THE CONFESSIORS (562)     2  4 0
 5/ 5 THE CONFESSIORS (562)     46  62  4 42.6   5/ 4 IWC (567)                 1  2 0

    '*'   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[ +

                      ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Gladiators muttered as they concentrated, mantras that had helped them meditate
on the Isle, or curses when their minds wavered and they lost the focus,
encouragement and advice to themselves and each other.
     Uncle Wolf's mouth quirked.  "They'll do," he said.  He turned his full
attention back to the Door they had to close.
     Malcorn hadn't heard his comment.  He was running his hands up and down through
the air as though feeling along a wall that stood between them and the Doorway and
doing some muttering of his own.  He pressed against it with both hands and the full
weight of his big body, snapping out three words that crackled with power.  Nothing
visible happened.
     The old shaman adjusted his perceptions to "see" the wall.  Still no response to
Malcorn's efforts.  He sighed.  "If it was easy," he muttered, "it would need us to
do it."
     Malcorn smiled grimly.  "True."  He knocked on the wall of air.  "I think this
may be more in your line than mine."
     Wolf squinted.  "Some kind of elemental," he decided.  "Air elemental--wind?"
He laid his own hands on the invisible wall.  "No, too static.  Even when a wind
elemental stays in one place, it moves, spins."
     "Then I thank the gods it isn't one.  A tornado would do us no good at all,"
Malcorn said.
     "Mmm."  Wolf shifted his attention, feeling for any chink or facet of identity.
A tornado would have been easier to deal with, because it could have been identified.
Perhaps even torn from the control of whoever was guarding this Gate and then turned
against--
     Heat blasted out of the unchanging air.  Both men jumped back, and Wolf cursed
softly, blowing on burned fingers.  "Heat waves," he gasped.  After a moment to get
himself back under full control, he added, "Partly heat waves.  Even that should show
motion--"
     "It isn't the world we know," Malcorn said.  "So it may not follow any of the
rules we know."
     Wolf snorted.  "Going to teach me to suck eggs, boy?  The rules of the world,
no, of course they can't be counted on.  But elementals have their own rules, and
unless the entity causing this has the power of a god, the elements must perform
according to their natures."
     Malcorn took three long paces to the side, then looked back at the wall on a
slant.  "No heat-wave motion," he said.  "Not even a ripple."  He squinted.  "What if
it isn't an elemental, what if it's... a specialized demon of some kind?"
     "That would be... tricky."  The shaman looked at him.  "How can there be
'specialized' demons?"
     "I've heard of some breeding experiments."  Malcorn shrugged.  "The consensus
was that they couldn't possibly succeed, but no one actually knows.  And this might
be such an experiment.  Half demon, half elemental."
     "So what do we do about it?"  Wolf put his hands on his hips and glared at the
invisible wall.  "I can handle an elemental--probably.  A demon, only sometimes."
     "If our opponent is being creative, then we must be also."  Malcorn frowned.  "I
have an idea...."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 653): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 655): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 540): SCOURGE of THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 649): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 651): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, 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 324): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, 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 637): LIL ETHE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 634): SHARK BAIT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 626): ICICLE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, 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 516): BACK of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 502): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 483): 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 229): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 439): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 433): 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 653): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 655): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 540): HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 649): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 651): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 642): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 643): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): 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 637): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 634): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 626): 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 516): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 502): BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 483): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 477): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 229): SUPER STARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 439): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 433): 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  28 MORYA (turn 324): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
              (turn 323): BLACK ROSE 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 626 BRENDAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (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

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in DULLENS this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
HARRY POTTER AND THE is pushed out of top team by HOUSE OF CARDS, who came from 2nd 
with a 5-0-0 this turn.  And let's see, RELIGIOUS CULT fought STYX and gained 20 
points and contributed to HARRY POTTER AND THE's 2-3-0.  STORMBIRD has lost to 
THUMBSCREWS, falling 13 points, while helping make CARDOW HUNTERS a 2-3-0 turn.  We 
should ask JOEL OLIVER about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster 
does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have 
heard from unimpeachable sources that Your Humble Abode Massage Parlor uses trolls in 
their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Kudos go out to CASSIE ELIZABETH this turn, for revenging HOUSE OF CARDS' 
bloodfeud against HARRY POTTER AND THE's warrior ZOMBIE PARENT.  Well done.  We'd 
like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who 
you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in DULLENS, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in DULLENS again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOEL OLIVER 5244             11   2  0   111       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE FOX 5328              20   4  0   100       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 CASSIE ELIZABETH 5309        23   7  0    97       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
 SCOURGE 5277                 19  20  3    91       THE CONFESSIORS (562)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOMBIE PARENT 5345            9   7  4    83       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
 THUMBSCREWS 5276             13  26  0    76       THE CONFESSIORS (562)
 STORMBIRD 5313               14  18  1    67       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STYX 5334                    12  20  0    60       IWC (567)
 RELIGIOUS CULT 5348           7   6  0    58       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBERT ROY 5354               5   3  0    49       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEMMA 5356                    4   2  0    28       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
 POLYJUICE TWINS 5347          6   7  0    27       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
 MAGICAL SHORTCUT 5346         6   7  0    25       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BITING FLY 5357               2   4  0    17       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 FATHER OF FOUR 5366           1   0  0    16       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
 BLACKHORN 5365                1   2  0    14       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 STONEDOG 5363                 2   3  0     9       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 NEW AMUSEMENT PARK 5364       2   2  0     8       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?
BLACKBUCK 5232         17 20 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 445   SCOURGE 5277          538   
ROSELLE 5355            5  2 0 HOUSE OF CARDS 561   ZOMBIE PARENT 5345    540  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Megamanager Snot is, umm, well-named, you know?  I don't much like him.  For one
thing, he doesn't teach at ALL.  Talk about stingy! -- Little Fox

Joel Oliver -- Huh, taking your social cues from the Elizabeths, aren't you?  Pushy.
-- Stormbird

Magical Shortcut -- Bad plan.  Some things should be done the long way. -- Stonedog

Gemma -- My teammates told me you're tough, and they were right.  But I can work with
that. -- Blackhorn

New Amusement Park -- Well, *I* had fun. -- Biting Fly

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SCOURGE was devastated by JOEL OLIVER in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
LITTLE FOX demolished KOO KOO KUNG FOO in a 2 minute one-sided melee.
CASSIE ELIZABETH defeated ZOMBIE PARENT in a crowd pleasing 3 minute duel.
STORMBIRD was unbelievably bested by THUMBSCREWS in a 2 minute brutal veteran's fight.
STYX was outwaited by RELIGIOUS CULT in a popular 14 minute uneven brawl.
ROBERT ROY viciously subdued D'ARTANGNON in a 2 minute bloody match.
MAGICAL SHORTCUT was viciously subdued by GEMMA in a 4 minute gruesome fight.
POLYJUICE TWINS unbelievably bested BITING FLY in a action packed 3 minute duel.
BLACKHORN savagely defeated NEW AMUSEMENT PARK in a popular 4 minute beginner's duel.
STONEDOG was beaten by FATHER OF FOUR in a 2 minute novice's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   2 -  0      85  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  2      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  15 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        25 -  28 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 541 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JOEL OLIVER 5244           11   2  0  111 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
WALL OF STEEL    LITTLE FOX 5328            20   4  0  100 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
TOTAL PARRY      CASSIE ELIZABETH 5309      23   7  0   97 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZOMBIE PARENT 5345          9   7  4   83 HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
AIMED BLOW       RELIGIOUS CULT 5348         7   6  0   58 HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
LUNGING ATTACK   ROBERT ROY 5354             5   3  0   49 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 RELIGIOUS CULT 5348.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZOMBIE PARENT 
5345, BITING FLY 5357, BLACKHORN 5365, NEW AMUSEMENT PARK 5364, GEMMA 5356, STORMBIRD 
5313, ROBERT ROY 5354, JOEL OLIVER 5244, LITTLE FOX 5328, and POLYJUICE TWINS 5347.

The least popular fighter this week was STYX 5334.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FATHER OF FOUR 5366, MAGICAL SHORTCUT 5346, THUMBSCREWS 5276, SCOURGE 
5277, CASSIE ELIZABETH 5309, STONEDOG 5363, POLYJUICE TWINS 5347, LITTLE FOX 5328, 
JOEL OLIVER 5244, and ROBERT ROY 5354.