DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/17/2011    Duedate: 01/22/2011

DULLENS ARENA

DM-13    TURN-558

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAINBIRD
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
(13-5372) [11-1-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RAINBIRD                       SAM ADAMS
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           MMMM BEER! (570)
(13-5372) [11-1-0,103]         (13-5376) [7-2-0,87]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BITING FLY                     RAINBIRD
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
(13-5357) [11-12-0,55]         (13-5372) [11-1-0,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CARDOW HUNTERS (445)        23
2. MMMM BEER! (570)            14      CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
3. THE CONFESSIORS (562)        1      Unchartered Team
4. CITY-STATE LA (571)          0
5. HARRY POTTER AND THE (566) -17      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)           7   2  0 77.8   1/ 1 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)      7  8 1
 2/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)     382 410  7 48.2   2/ 2 HARRY POTTER AND T (566)  5  3 0
 3- 3*CITY-STATE LA (571)        3   4  0 42.9   3/ 4*MMMM BEER! (570)          3  0 0
 4/ 5 THE CONFESSIORS (562)     57  80  5 41.6   4- 3*CITY-STATE LA (571)       1  0 0
 5/ 4 HARRY POTTER AND T (566) 104 146 13 41.6   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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 661): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 663): ARISTOCLEA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 557): RAINBIRD of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 657): VARICK of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 659): KATARINA of FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 651): NEFARIOUS of BROTHERHOOD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 652): DID NOT FLUSH of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 649): TRINKET of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 626): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 645): LARA of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 642): GANGPLANK RIDER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 634): SCAPA of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 593): 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 524): SMASH of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 509): GARM of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 491): HUGH GRANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 486): HARLEQUIN of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 233): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 447): -.... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 441): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 434): MATT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 550): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 661): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 663): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 557): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 657): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 659): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 651): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 652): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 649): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 326): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 643): FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 642): STEEL PATH 2 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 634): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 593): 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 524): THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 509): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 491): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 486): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 233): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 447): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 441): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 434): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 550): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 662): ARCHYTAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 556): RELIGIOUS CULT of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 657): STONEBOW of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 656): AVERY of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 652): DID NOT FLUSH of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
                            WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, 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  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 642): GANGPLANK RIDER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 634): SCAPA of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
                           SAZERAC of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
                           TAMRA KAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, 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  60 ARADI (turn 509): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 491): HUGH GRANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 447): POLYNIKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 434): MATT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Huh, this is kind of embarrassing.  It isn't that I don't want to be duelmaster,
but to take the title on points after a loss... not really impressive, you know?

                                      Rainbird

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for SAM ADAMS, who 
flew up 14 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.  
MAGICAL SHORTCUT lost to SAM ADAMS and drops 13 points.  Well, everybody's pal 
RAINBIRD moved hers record to 11-1-0 by defeating THUMBSCREWS in the Duelmaster's 
Title Bout and gaining 6 recognition points.  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!  Ask not the elves for counsel, 
for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been real, and its been fun, 
but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAINBIRD 5372                11   1  0   103       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THUMBSCREWS 5276             17  39  0    90       THE CONFESSIORS (562)
 SAM ADAMS 5376                7   2  0    87       MMMM BEER! (570)
 MAGICAL SHORTCUT 5346        12  18  0    67       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONEDOG 5363                11  11  0    63       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BITING FLY 5357              11  12  0    55       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 POLYJUICE TWINS 5347         10  20  0    50       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
 BLACKHORN 5365                9  11  0    46       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LOUISIANA 5383                3   1  0    34       CITY-STATE LA (571)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANVIL 5373                    5   7  1    23       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHEEP HERDER            0  0 0                      ANVIL 5373            558  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sam Adams -- I don't mind a loss when you buy the beer afterward. -- Stonedog

I could wish that Toodles Enslaved! was sold to... someplace Delarquan.  Or maybe
Karnhorn.  I don't like that golem at ALL.  Even though I won. -- Blackhorn

Polyjuice Twins -- Two to one, of course you came out ahead. -- Biting Fly, swatted

Argh!  Lost to the Mordant Salesman?  That's worse than embarrassing. -- Anvil

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RAINBIRD viciously subdued THUMBSCREWS in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Title fight.
MAGICAL SHORTCUT was demolished by SAM ADAMS in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
STONEDOG overpowered POLYJUICE TWINS in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
BLACKHORN was unbelievably bested by D'ARTANGNON in a 3 minute gory fight.
BITING FLY savagely defeated TEX IMPERSONATOR in a 1 minute competition.
ANVIL slew SHEEP HERDER in a 2 minute struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   1 -  0      90  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        26 -  27 -  1      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|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  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 558 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         4  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         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                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAINBIRD 5372              11   1  0  103 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
AIMED BLOW       SAM ADAMS 5376              7   2  0   87 MMMM BEER! (570)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is BITING FLY 5357.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RAINBIRD 5372.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLACKHORN 5365, BITING 
FLY 5357, STONEDOG 5363, THUMBSCREWS 5276, SAM ADAMS 5376, ANVIL 5373, MAGICAL 
SHORTCUT 5346, POLYJUICE TWINS 5347,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was POLYJUICE TWINS 5347.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MAGICAL SHORTCUT 5346, ANVIL 5373, SAM ADAMS 5376, THUMBSCREWS 
5276, STONEDOG 5363, BITING FLY 5357, BLACKHORN 5365, RAINBIRD 5372,  0, and  0.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLVI

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PRISONER ZC01 4876 (38-22-1)           3  3  1         DUNGEON CELL ZC3     

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JOEL OLIVER 5244 (17-2-0)              3  3  0         HOUSE OF CARDS       
(J)AY (C)EE 2647 (33-20-0)             2  3  0         THE WILLBURYS 13     
KALLI ELISABETH 5249 (15-0-0)          0  3  0         HOUSE OF CARDS       

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLACK GENESIS 4223 (0-0-0)             2  3  0         THE BLACK CHAPEL     

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KOBE ST 4984 (0-0-0)                   0  3  0         LUROCIANS ABC