DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/07/2011    Duedate: 02/12/2011

DULLENS ARENA

DM-13    TURN-561

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAGICAL SHORTCUT
HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
(13-5346) [15-18-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAGICAL SHORTCUT               POSITION IS EMPTY
HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)     
(13-5346) [15-18-0,107]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BITING FLY                     STONEDOG
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
(13-5357) [13-13-0,67]         (13-5363) [14-11-0,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)  31
2. CARDOW HUNTERS (445)        30      MMMM BEER! (570)
3. THE CONFESSIORS (562)        1      Unchartered Team
4. MMMM BEER! (570)           -27
                                       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (415)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MMMM BEER! (570)           9   3  0 75.0   1/ 2 HARRY POTTER AND T (566) 11  4 0
 2/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)     392 415  7 48.6   2/ 1 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)     10  5 0
 3/ 3 HARRY POTTER AND T (566) 115 150 13 43.4   3/ 3 MMMM BEER! (570)          2  1 0
 4/ 4 THE CONFESSIORS (562)     57  83  5 40.7   4/ 4 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[ Cardow Hunters ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Blackhorn rolled out of bed, shivering a little because the morning fire hadn't
had time to warm the longhouse.  Anvil was already up and busy at the fire with
something that might be food.  Stonedog and Biting Fly were at the doorway, holding
back the curtain so they could look out, and incidentally letting in a frigid draft
and a swirl of snow.
     "Not the best day for a raid," Stonedog said.
     Blackhorn pulled on his fleece-lined pants and tunic.  "So?  It'd be a great day
to have a door in that doorway.  But even the curtain would be good if you let it
hang CLOSED."
     "I'm not sure we should go out on the plains in a blizzard," Biting Fly said.
"We could get lost, separated and lost, so fast it wouldn't be funny."
     Blackhorn shrugged.  "We're Rirorni.  We can handle--"
     "Oh, for the Mare's sake!"  Biting Fly turned away from the doorway.  "No one
doubts your courage, or ours, but if we go out in that, they won't have to doubt or
total lack of common sense, either.  Could we maybe just PRETEND to have some basic
instinct of self-preservation and stay HOME today?"  He turned to Anvil, who had been
silent so far.  "You're the one who found the abandoned farm," he said.  "What's your
opinion here?"
     Anvil glanced up, then looked away.  "The weather's a little bad," he admitted,
"but I think we could do this."
     "Are you INSANE?" Biting Fly asked.  "Do you think WE are insane?"
     "No, but I think we should go get that door.  Today."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 663): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 665): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 560): SAM ADAMS of MMMM BEER! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 659): VARICK of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 661): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 652): ALIDA BERN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 653): AURELIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 329): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 650): JEHLCH of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 626): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 647): DEE S. TROYER of DEVILS ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 644): HELEN KELLER of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 636): ST MAGDALENE of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 594): DANIEL SILVERLOCK of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 304): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 526): SMASH of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 511): GARM of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 493): PETER DAVISON of THE DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 487): HARITH TEN MORU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 234): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 448): DIENEKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 443): QUEEN of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 435): SJS of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 551): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 663): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 665): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 560): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 659): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 661): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 652): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 653): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 329): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 650): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 326): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 644): IL MALVAGIO (Action, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 644): HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 636): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 594): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 304): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): DANGER DANGER (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 526): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 511): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 493): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 487): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 234): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 448): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 443): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 435): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 551): GLADIATORS et al (Caesar, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 662): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 664): ARISTOCLEA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 661): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 653): AURELIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
                (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  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 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      THE LION KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      ITHYIC THING of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 511): GARM of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 492): BARLO CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 448): ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
                  (turn 447): POLYNIKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 443): BRASELL of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
                      (turn 442): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 434): MATT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing is certain in DULLENS, with changing loyalties, changing 
Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--HARRY POTTER AND THE.  Practice pays 
for BALANCE OF EARTH, who pummelled ANVIL, to pocket 13 points.  A certain someone 
should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 3 points to 
BLACKHORN.  (Discrete enough, PIMPED OUT BROOM?) What can be a greater victory?  
MAGICAL SHORTCUT has taken hers place as the top, as DULLENS' new Duelmaster.  So who 
was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  
Someone's got a basic problem...   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have 
fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in DULLENS is the highlight of my life.  Keep those 
sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing 
Spyreports for DULLENS?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGICAL SHORTCUT 5346        15  18  0   107       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONEDOG 5363                14  11  0    94       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 THUMBSCREWS 5276             17  42  0    93       THE CONFESSIORS (562)
 RAINBIRD 5372                13   2  0    91       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 SAM ADAMS 5376                9   3  0    91       MMMM BEER! (570)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BITING FLY 5357              13  13  0    67       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACKHORN 5365               11  12  0    61       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POLYJUICE TWINS 5347         10  23  0    53       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
 BALANCE OF EARTH 5386         3   0  0    37       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANVIL 5373                    6   9  1    28       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 METHODSOFRATIONALITY 5387     3   0  0    27       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
 PIMPED OUT BROOM 5385         2   1  0    26       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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Once again, the fight reports have not arrived.  So, based on the e-newsletter:

Sam Adams -- Again, we are glad you're here to carry the burden of duelmaster, and
very glad you didn't let that twisted nut Thumbscrews take the title. -- the Cardow
Hunters

So much for Toodles Enslaved!  What I don't understand is why anyone would want to
enslave him. -- Stonedog

Koo Koo Kung Fu -- Ha!  I enjoyed that.  You have a strange name, and your mother
dresses you funny. -- Rainbird

Magical Shortcut -- I knew there was a reason I don't like magic. -- Blackhorn

Polyjuice Twins -- The fans like to see me do that.  I like to see me do that, too.
-- Biting Fly
P.S.  And because I defeated both of you, I got two spots on the front page.  How
good can it be?

Why did Toodles Enraged! come after me?  I wasn't the one who beat up the other
Toodle. -- Anvil

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SAM ADAMS was bested by MAGICAL SHORTCUT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title fight.
THUMBSCREWS was viciously subdued by STONEDOG in a 2 minute brutal expert's battle.
RAINBIRD narrowly defeated GHOST OF ELDRAD in a 3 minute duel.
BITING FLY devastated POLYJUICE TWINS in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided contest.
BLACKHORN devastated PIMPED OUT BROOM in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
BALANCE OF EARTH devastated ANVIL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory mismatched match.
METHODSOFRATIONALITY handily defeated BRUCE LEE'S BROTHER in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW        26 -  25 -  1      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 561 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  4         4  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   STONEDOG 5363              14  11  0   94 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAINBIRD 5372              13   2  0   91 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
AIMED BLOW       SAM ADAMS 5376              9   3  0   91 MMMM BEER! (570)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BITING FLY 5357.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was STONEDOG 5363.  The ten other most popular fighters were RAINBIRD 5372, BITING 
FLY 5357, MAGICAL SHORTCUT 5346, BLACKHORN 5365, BALANCE OF EARTH 5386, SAM ADAMS 
5376, THUMBSCREWS 5276, PIMPED OUT BROOM 5385, ANVIL 5373, and METHODSOFRATIONALITY 
5387.

The least popular fighter this week was POLYJUICE TWINS 5347.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were METHODSOFRATIONALITY 5387, ANVIL 5373, PIMPED OUT BROOM 5385, 
THUMBSCREWS 5276, SAM ADAMS 5376, BALANCE OF EARTH 5386, BLACKHORN 5365, MAGICAL 
SHORTCUT 5346, BITING FLY 5357, and RAINBIRD 5372.