DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/03/2011    Duedate: 01/08/2011

DULLENS ARENA

DM-13    TURN-556

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RELIGIOUS CULT
HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
(13-5348) [16-12-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RELIGIOUS CULT                 SAM ADAMS
HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)     MMMM BEER! (570)
(13-5348) [16-12-0,103]        (13-5376) [5-2-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RELIGIOUS CULT                 RAINBIRD
HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)     CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
(13-5348) [16-12-0,103]        (13-5372) [10-0-0,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)  21
2. MMMM BEER! (570)            20      CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
3. CITY-STATE LA (571)          8      Unchartered Team
4. THE CONFESSIORS (562)        1
5. CARDOW HUNTERS (445)       -21      MMMM BEER! (570)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MMMM BEER! (570)           5   2  0 71.4   1/ 1 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)      9  6 0
 2/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)     377 405  6 48.2   2/ 2 HARRY POTTER AND T (566)  4  5 0
 3/ 5*CITY-STATE LA (571)        3   4  0 42.9   3/ 4*MMMM BEER! (570)          2  1 0
 4/ 3 THE CONFESSIORS (562)     57  78  5 42.2   4/ 3*CITY-STATE LA (571)       2  1 0
 5/ 4 HARRY POTTER AND T (566) 101 144 13 41.2   5/ 5 THE CONFESSIORS (562)     0  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

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Dark and Stormy Night ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     The tavern was not crowded, on a night like this, most people stayed home.
Stonedog was beginning to think HE should have stayed home, too, even though there
was no beer at the guildhouse.  He glanced sideways at his companion.  Teammate, in a
way, though Redfox had graduated years ago.  Not lively company, that was for sure.
He just sat there, staring at his glass.  Not beer, Redfox had called for the hard
liquor.  Stonedog had not actually seen him take a drink from the glass, but the
level kept going down.
     "Will Uncle Wolf be coming back?" Stonedog asked finally.  The silence was
getting on his nerves.
     Redfox shrugged.  Then he sighed heavily.  "I don't know.  I'm... not sure what
happened there at the end.  There were... demons, I guess.  And other things."  He
touched the livid scar on the side of his head.  "I missed the last part of the
fight.  Didn't see what happened to him.  Blackwind--gladiator from Malcorn--he
thought Uncle Wolf was dead... or something like that.  But Lord Malcorn said he'd be
back.  Eventually."
     "So he will be back, take over managing the team again?"  When Redfox just
shrugged at that, Stonedog reached for another question.  "What you went to do, that
got done okay?"
     "Closing the Door to Hell?  I... don't know.  I guess so.  Lord Malcorn seemed
to feel we had done a good job.  I figure he'd know."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 660): FISHER KING of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 662): ARCHYTAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 555): RELIGIOUS CULT of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 656): AVERY of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 658): KATARINA of FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 650): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 651): THE GREAT GAZOO of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 648): ORATHAI of ECHL-EAST (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 625): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 644): FATHER O'LIES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 641): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 633): SCAPA of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 592): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 303): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 284): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 523): DEBRA FARIN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 508): GARM of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 490): HUGH GRANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 485): HARLEQUIN of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 446): -.... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 440): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 433): BLACK TOM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 549): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 660): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 662): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 555): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 656): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 658): FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 650): ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 651): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 648): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 325): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 643): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 641): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 633): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 591): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 303): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 284): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 523): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 508): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 490): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 485): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 446): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 440): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 433): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 548): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 662): ARCHYTAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
               (turn 661): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 656): AVERY of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): COOKING LITE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 648): ORATHAI of ECHL-EAST (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 644): FATHER O'LIES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 532): ICICLE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      THE LION KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      ITHYIC THING of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
                          (turn 296): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                (turn 231): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of DULLENS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  SAM ADAMS caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested BLACKHORN and was awarded 20 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SAM ADAMS put down 
BLACKHORN, causing him to lose 19 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has RELIGIOUS CULT in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and 
this week she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  No confirmation, but my sources 
claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed 
weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city DULLENS.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms 
no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RELIGIOUS CULT 5348          16  12  0   103       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAINBIRD 5372                10   0  0    97       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THUMBSCREWS 5276             17  37  0    88       THE CONFESSIORS (562)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAM ADAMS 5376                5   2  0    66       MMMM BEER! (570)
 MAGICAL SHORTCUT 5346        11  17  0    62       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONEDOG 5363                10  10  0    55       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 BITING FLY 5357              10  11  0    52       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 BLACKHORN 5365                8  10  0    47       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 POLYJUICE TWINS 5347          9  19  0    46       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
 LOUISIANA 5383                3   1  0    34       CITY-STATE LA (571)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANVIL 5373                    4   6  0    18       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A Drunken Guardsman!  It's disgraceful.  I sincerely hope he's not being paid with
civic funds. -- Rainbird

Magical Shortcut -- You getting tired of this stuff yet? -- Blackhorn

Sam Adams -- Hmm, you've had so much beer, just biting you makes me tipsy! -- Biting
Fly

Polyjuice Twins -- Nothing like old friends. -- Stonedog

Louisiana -- Did we not just do this?  Hmm, no, it was my teammate.  Well, okay, but
I had no fun.  Still, I did survive, so... I guess it's okay.  At least it's
different--somebody other than a standby to fight. -- Anvil

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RELIGIOUS CULT outwaited THUMBSCREWS in a action packed 7 minute master's Title fight.
RAINBIRD savagely defeated LOST POTATO FARMER in a exciting 5 minute gory melee.
BITING FLY was unbelievably bested by MAGICAL SHORTCUT in a 2 minute master's brawl.
BLACKHORN was overpowered by SAM ADAMS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
STONEDOG viciously subdued POLYJUICE TWINS in a popular 1 minute bloody duel.
LOUISIANA overpowered ANVIL in a 3 minute gory mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW        22 -  32 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 556 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         5  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       RELIGIOUS CULT 5348        16  12  0  103 HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAINBIRD 5372              10   0  0   97 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
TOTAL PARRY      LOUISIANA 5383              3   1  0   34 CITY-STATE LA (571)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RELIGIOUS CULT 5348.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RAINBIRD 5372.  The ten other most popular fighters were RELIGIOUS CULT 
5348, STONEDOG 5363, BITING FLY 5357, MAGICAL SHORTCUT 5346, SAM ADAMS 5376, 
LOUISIANA 5383, POLYJUICE TWINS 5347, THUMBSCREWS 5276, BLACKHORN 5365, and ANVIL 
5373.

The least popular fighter this week was ANVIL 5373.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLACKHORN 5365, THUMBSCREWS 5276, POLYJUICE TWINS 5347, LOUISIANA 5383, 
SAM ADAMS 5376, MAGICAL SHORTCUT 5346, BITING FLY 5357, STONEDOG 5363, RELIGIOUS CULT 
5348, and RAINBIRD 5372.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RELIGIOUS CULT (13-5348) HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)