DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/11/2010    Duedate: 10/16/2010

DULLENS ARENA

DM-13    TURN-544

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JOEL OLIVER
HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
(13-5244) [14-2-0,152]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JOEL OLIVER                    POSITION IS EMPTY
HOUSE OF CARDS (561)           
(13-5244) [14-2-0,152]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STORMBIRD                      ZOMBIE PARENT
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
(13-5313) [15-20-1,76]         (13-5345) [10-9-4,102]

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)  64
2. IWC (567)                    0      HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
3. HOUSE OF CARDS (561)        -4      Unchartered Team
4. THE CONFESSIORS (562)      -13
5. CARDOW HUNTERS (445)       -18      HEALTH FOOD (279)

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)     136 100  3 57.6   1/ 1 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)     12  3 1
 2/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)     344 379  6 47.6   2/ 3 HARRY POTTER AND T (566)  7  8 0
 3/ 3 THE CONFESSIORS (562)     50  64  4 43.9   3/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)      6  9 0
 4/ 5 HARRY POTTER AND T (566)  84 108 13 43.8   4/ 4 THE CONFESSIORS (562)     4  2 0
 5- 4 IWC (567)                 41  54  2 43.2   5- 5 IWC (567)                 0  1 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[ +

     Blackwind rolled, starting to come back to his feet, but the Shadow was too
fast.  As it pounced, its shape became less a wolf, more catlike, and claws like
scimitars extended from its feet.  It was too close for sword work, but he had his
dagger in his offhand and struck at it quickly.  No time to aim, but he should be
able to make it back off--
     The dagger met no resistance, which unbalanced him further, and he rolled again.
The Shadow fastened claws in his arm, his shoulder, raked his ribs.  His armor was no
more than wishful thinking against the assault, the claws were needles of deadly
cold.  His dagger fell from fingers too cold to keep a grip.  How was he supposed to
fight this thing?  His arm and shoulder were numb, and he was finding it hard to
breathe.
     The Shadow was pouncing again.
     A shout.  A horizontal bar of light that swept above him, shattering the Shadow
when it struck.  "Light, not steel," Redfox panted.  "Can you get up?"
     "I think so."  Blackwind used his good hand to push himself to his feet, but it
was harder than it should have been.  He looked at his ribs and his arm, expecting to
see torn armor soaked with blood.  No tearing, no blood.  No feeling in his arm.
"They attack with cold...."  He shivered.
     "Make light," Redfox said again.  "That's all that stops them."
     Blackwind tried.  "Can't concentrate.  Too cold...."  He blinked, looking
around.  The other four gladiators were all glowing, more like blobs of light in the
shadowy valley than physical people.  Except that one of them was close to him and
BRIGHT, a pillar--  The Malcornishman reached out his good hand to that light, felt
Redfox grip it.  HOT.  But the heat was something he could concentrate on.  Something
he could use to drive back the shadows.
     He focused his mind, invoking light, calling on the warmth of human
companionship, felt warmth and life coming back into himself.  Blackwind realized he
had dropped his sword, but he didn't bend down to get it.  Wasn't sure he could get
back up again, for one thing, but right now, having the sword wouldn't help anyway.
     He and Redfox had become separated from the other three gladiators, but as long
as they stayed together themselves, Blackwind figured they could handle the Shadows.
They had to.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 654): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 656): GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 543): JOEL OLIVER of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 650): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 652): ELEESIA of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 644): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 645): MILK IS OUT of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 642): RILLIAN MCGUINES of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 638): FILLIS BUOY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 635): EATEN ALIVE! Of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 627): ICICLE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 588): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 300): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 517): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 503): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 484): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 479): KRAIT of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 229): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 441): DIENEKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 434): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 427): MATT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 543): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 654): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 656): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 543): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 650): RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 652): FAR TRAVELLERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 644): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 645): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 642): CLUBS 'N CLONES (Demonspawn, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 638): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 635): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 627): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 588): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 300): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 294): LAND OF OZ (Oz the ALL-Succeeding, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 517): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 503): BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 484): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 479): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 229): SUPER STARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 441): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 434): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 427): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 543): 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  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 644): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, 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 642): IRON IMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
              (turn 641): GAEGLIN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
                          DEATHWIND FORGE of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 638): FILLIS BUOY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 626 BRENDAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 478): ABRA CADAVER of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, 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

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
DULLENS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see ZOMBIE PARENT win a fight and gain 28 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
RELIGIOUS CULT beat THUMBSCREWS and THUMBSCREWS lost 17 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, DULLENS may be getting bland, as JOEL 
OLIVER stays top dog in the city.  Your Humble Abode Massage Parlor, humph!  I've 
tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From DULLENS' trash 
dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOEL OLIVER 5244             14   2  0   152       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOMBIE PARENT 5345           10   9  4   102       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
 LITTLE FOX 5328              21   6  0    93       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 SCOURGE 5277                 21  21  3    92       THE CONFESSIORS (562)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RELIGIOUS CULT 5348           9   7  0    83       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
 CASSIE ELIZABETH 5309        24   9  0    81       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
 STORMBIRD 5313               15  20  1    76       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 THUMBSCREWS 5276             15  27  0    72       THE CONFESSIORS (562)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STYX 5334                    12  21  0    61       IWC (567)
 ROBERT ROY 5354               8   3  0    57       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POLYJUICE TWINS 5347          8   8  0    43       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONEDOG 5363                 4   4  0    33       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 MAGICAL SHORTCUT 5346         8   8  0    32       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
 GEMMA 5356                    6   3  1    30       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
 FATHER OF FOUR 5366           4   0  0    30       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BITING FLY 5357               3   6  0    19       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 BLACKHORN 5365                2   4  0    18       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 NEW AMUSEMENT PARK 5364       2   5  0    11       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?
ROSELLE 5355            5  2 0 HOUSE OF CARDS 561   ZOMBIE PARENT 5345    540  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cassie Elizabeth -- Well!  That was a pleasant surprise.  Too bad I couldn't have
done it while you had the title, but that's Murphy for you. -- Little Fox

Religious Cult -- Fair enough, hospitals probably don't like you, either. --
Stormbird

Polyjuice Twins -- I hate taking on both of you at once.  It makes me feel
inadequate. -- Biting Fly

New Amusement Park -- Selling cotton candy does not make it an amusement park.  You
have to have fun things to do. -- Stonedog

Father of Four -- Too bad Harry Potter didn't meet you.  It might've made a story. --
Blackhorn

27 September 10
Note -- We are still looking for additional teams in Arvat, DM 32.  I still have a
number of good team rollups available FREE for whoever wants one.
     Contact the Devil Advocates ASAP to join the fun!  You can either reach me by
diplo or on the RSI site.
     Also, whoever sent me the diplo with no name on it requesting a rollup /
information on how to get into Arvat, I'm embarassed to admit that the diplo slipped
out of my folder and was lost.  Please just send me another one with your mailing
address and I'll get a rollup to you ASAP.  Sorry about that!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JOEL OLIVER devastated LITTLE FOX in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
CASSIE ELIZABETH lost to ZOMBIE PARENT in a action packed 4 minute battle.
STORMBIRD was luckily beaten by SCOURGE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute expert's fight.
THUMBSCREWS was outwaited by RELIGIOUS CULT in a 8 minute one-sided fight.
ROBERT ROY luckily beat STONEDOG in a 1 minute competition.
GEMMA was unbelievably bested by POLYJUICE TWINS in a 5 minute gory duel.
MAGICAL SHORTCUT unbelievably bested BLACKHORN in a 4 minute bloody match.
FATHER OF FOUR outwaited SHEEP HERDER in a dull 10 minute fight.
NEW AMUSEMENT PARK was viciously subdued by BITING FLY in a 1 minute gruesome duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   3 -  2      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  10 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  14 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        26 -  23 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 544 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         4 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JOEL OLIVER 5244           14   2  0  152 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZOMBIE PARENT 5345         10   9  4  102 HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
WALL OF STEEL    LITTLE FOX 5328            21   6  0   93 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
AIMED BLOW       RELIGIOUS CULT 5348         9   7  0   83 HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
TOTAL PARRY      CASSIE ELIZABETH 5309      24   9  0   81 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
LUNGING ATTACK   ROBERT ROY 5354             8   3  0   57 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 ZOMBIE PARENT 5345.  The ten other most popular fighters were RELIGIOUS CULT 
5348, BLACKHORN 5365, SCOURGE 5277, GEMMA 5356, POLYJUICE TWINS 5347, BITING FLY 
5357, JOEL OLIVER 5244, CASSIE ELIZABETH 5309, STORMBIRD 5313, and ROBERT ROY 5354.

The least popular fighter this week was FATHER OF FOUR 5366.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THUMBSCREWS 5276, NEW AMUSEMENT PARK 5364, LITTLE FOX 5328, 
MAGICAL SHORTCUT 5346, STONEDOG 5363, ROBERT ROY 5354, STORMBIRD 5313, CASSIE 
ELIZABETH 5309, JOEL OLIVER 5244, and BITING FLY 5357.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LITTLE FOX (13-5328) CARDOW HUNTERS (445)