DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/18/2011    Duedate: 07/23/2011

DULLENS ARENA

DM-13    TURN-584

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KILLER
MANIACS (572)
(13-5390) [12-4-1,138]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KILLER                         POSITION IS EMPTY
MANIACS (572)                  
(13-5390) [12-4-1,138]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SLASHER                        ANVIL
MANIACS (572)                  CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
(13-5392) [11-5-1,98]          (13-5373) [9-29-1,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MANIACS (572)               24
2. CARDOW HUNTERS (445)        12      MANIACS (572)
3. HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)  10      Unchartered Team
4. DA BULLS (575)               1
5. ROOKIE METALLICA 39 (577)    0      IMPRESSION (263)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ROOKIE METALLICA 3 (577)  10   3  1 76.9   1/ 1 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)      8  7 0
 2/ 2 MANIACS (572)             36  30  5 54.5   2/ 3 HARRY POTTER AND T (566)  7  3 0
 3/ 4 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)     462 459  8 50.2   3/ 4 MANIACS (572)             6  6 0
 4/ 3 DA BULLS (575)             6   6  0 50.0   4- 2*ROOKIE METALLICA 3 (577)  5  1 0
 5/ 5 HARRY POTTER AND T (566) 177 197 13 47.3   5/ 5 DA BULLS (575)            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

                             THE ADM REGIONAL TOURNAMENT

The next ADM Regional Tournament will be held in the months of October/November 2011
and will be contested in the regular arenas during the late Summer months.

Q: What is the ADM Regional Tournament?
A: The ADM Regional Tournament is a competition where the best and brightest warriors
   from the ADM regionals compete for bragging rights and to see which region is the
   best!

Q: How does it work?
A: During the month of October, the warriors of each Regional Team will be temporarily
   moved to a special regional arena, where they will battle it out in a single
   elimination tournament.  The last warrior standing wins for his region.  (Learns,
   skills, and FE gained during the contest will not be permanent.)

   Results will be posted online during the months of October/November.

Q: How are teams determined?
A: There are 10 warrior slots given out to each team. The 10 Stylemasters of each
   regional arena during Saturday, October 15th will automatically qualify and be
   selected.

   To qualify for a Stylemaster position, you must have been active in the arena in 4
   of the prior 6 turns including the last one (2 of the last 3 for Crysalis).  (Thus,
   you'll want to activate your warriors before the week of July 23rd, to be safe.)

   Should a team not be able to qualify all 10 warriors, they may select wildcard
   entrants to fill those empty slots.  However, they must have at least 7 different
   styles represented AND no more than 2 of any style.  Should they not be able to
   meet this criteria, their team will be filled with NPCs.

   Each manager may only play for 1 region and may qualify no more than 3 warriors on
   a regional team.  They may play a 3rd warrior only if everyone else who wants to
   participate already has 2 and/or there is no other option.  A manager may not have
   more than 1 warrior of the same style on the regional team.

Q: What's a Regional Coordinator?
A: The Regional Coordinator is the unofficial "team captain":  They are in charge of
   putting together their team based on the rules, trying to make sure everyone is
   included and that any disputes are handled.  (For instance, if someone qualifies
   more than 2 warriors, the regional coordinator will work with that manager and
   determine which warriors will participate on the team, and then notify
   replacements, etc.)

   The Regional Coordinators are: Manager (Andorak), Buri(Darkholm), The Dark One
   (Free Blades), Crip (Crysalis), Master Darque (Unnamed No Tourney Arena), One Arm
   Bandit (Home Guard).  If you need to contact them, you can write a personal ad in
   the ADM arena, or send a diplo to them at:

                        Manager:        Superior Forces in DM 105
                        The Dark One:   Angels of Pain in DM 103
                        Buri:           Tackle Box in DM 104
                        One Arm Bandit: Sea Dogs in DM 101
                        Crip:           Royal Flush in DM 106
                        Master Darque:  Darque Ages in DM 81

Q: What does happen if someone qualifies more than 2 warriors?
A: That manager will be able to decide which 2 to send (or, if there are no other
   options, the manager may send 3--see above) and the next highest qualifying warrior
   will be able to take place of the warrior that doesn't get sent if it's an
   automatic spot.  It's definitely a good idea to communicate with your team
   coordinator and fellow teammates.  Remember, even though you are fighting for
   qualification spots, you all still want to put together a competitive team! (All
   of the captains treat this as an inclusive event so it's unlikely anyone will
   completely get left out in the cold.)

Q: What if my warriors are not in ADM regional?  Or, what if they are in the wrong
   ADM regional?
A: If your warriors are in 100, or are in the wrong region, and they haven't fought
   since the split, you can request to CSR to have them moved into the proper
   regional arena.

Q: Is there a prize?
A: Bragging rights!

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 674): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 676): BLACK HEART of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 583): KILLER of MANIACS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 670): DEANO of MARKS PARTY (JE, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 672): GOLD LOCKET of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 664): ALIDA BERN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 665): THIMBLE of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 334): SCARLET of D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 662): JEHLCH of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 332): SNORTY MCSNORT of ALL NIGHT LONG (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 658): A.S. MODEUS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 655): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 647): BANFF of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 606): VILE HENCHMAN of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 310): ELISHAR of GOD OR GODDESS (Sir Blackguard, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 304): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 291): NASTY NES of PUBLICH ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 537): HAL'IGGE JOYROC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 522): HORNET of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 504): DELLEA ERAMIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 499): KOLACTAN KABOB of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): MRS POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 460): NIMINI TYL ZO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 454): NIGHTBRINGER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 446): THE COUNT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 563): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 674): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 676): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 583): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 670): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 672): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 664): WHEN EAGLES DARE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 665): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 334): THE DEATH LORDS (Widowmaker, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 662): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 332): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 658): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 655): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 647): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 606): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 310): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 304): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 291): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 537): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 522): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 504): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 499): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 460): SAND DAMCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 454): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 446): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 563): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 581): BALANCE OF EARTH of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 671): MORGAR of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 664): ALIDA BERN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 665): THIMBLE of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 662): JEHLCH of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 658): A.S. MODEUS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 657): MURDER of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 646): OBAN of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 605): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 303): SMOKEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 291): GOBERT HINNY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 521): COCO NUTS of FRUIT OF THE LOOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
                          CATIPILLAR of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 504): DELLEA ERAMIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 499): HARITH TEN MORU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): MRS. POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 445): BLACK TOM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon DULLENS, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  MANIACS had cause to celebrate, after SLASHER got 
9 points by beating STARFLOWER.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, SLASHER was 
winsome, after beating STARFLOWER and seeing her lose 4 points.  Those who hoped for 
a new Duelmaster were disappointed by POLYJUICE TWINS, of HARRY POTTER AND THE, who 
despite a 20-36-0 couldn't overcome DULLENS' Number 1.  Word has it one team in 
DULLENS is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not a 
spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an 
unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid DULLENS farewell-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KILLER 5390                  12   4  1   138       MANIACS (572)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLASHER 5392                 11   5  1    98       MANIACS (572)
 POLYJUICE TWINS 5347         20  36  0    96       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
 METHODSOFRATIONALITY 5387    20   6  0    93       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIMPED OUT BROOM 5385        17   9  0    89       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
 STARFLOWER 5400               8   5  0    70       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MASHER 5391                   9   7  2    66       MANIACS (572)
 BOOZER 5407                   6   6  0    66       DA BULLS (575)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANVIL 5373                    9  29  1    57       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THUNDERSTONE 5411             9   3  0    55       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
-BANGER 59 5420                4   0  0    53       ROOKIE METALLICA 39 (577)
 LAUGHTER REDKNIFE 5412        8   3  0    51       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
-THE MORE I SEE 5422           4   0  1    41       ROOKIE METALLICA 39 (577)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HACKER 5389                   4  12  1    30       MANIACS (572)
 BEARFOOT 5419                 5   1  0    26       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHORTEST STRAW 5421           1   3  0     9       ROOKIE METALLICA 39 (577)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I see in the spy report that Debby Tonte doesn't think there are thrills, chills, and
spills in Dullens.  She's wrong.  Well, maybe no chills, not in the pit of summer,
but the rest, yes. -- Jorja
P.S.  Although... no challenges, no avoids.  I tell myself it's the effect of the
tourney and hope I'm right about that.

Slasher -- There was no need to be SAVAGE about it.  I could see the writing on the
wall (in my blood, ouch) and would have surrendered to a simple request. --
Starflower

Toodles Enslaved!  And demolished as well.  I call that a good day's work. --
Thunderstone

Banger 59 -- This is ridiculous!  Does everybody around here just ASSUME I'm an easy
win? -- Anvil

Anvil -- Yeah, mostly.  Because you ARE. -- Bearfoot

Toodles, bah.  Enslaved, enraged, either way, smack him down.  It down.  Darned
golems. -- Laughter Redknife

Shortest Straw -- I figure that's mostly because you're a dwarf. -- Bearfoot

13 July 11
                                   Announcing!

          The No-Tourney ADM arena will be opening for business on the
          first of August of this year!
     It will be ADM Arena #107, making use of that idle installation down at Lirin
Kiv.  If the managers involved in this arena wish to rename it, suggestions will be
entertained through the months of August and September.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KILLER devastated POLYJUICE TWINS in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
STARFLOWER was demolished by SLASHER in a 2 minute gory one-sided melee.
MASHER was vanquished by METHODSOFRATIONALITY in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
PIMPED OUT BROOM defeated BOOZER in a exciting 1 minute fight.
THUNDERSTONE bested SNUFFY THE KITTYCAT in a 1 minute expert vs. novice brawl.
LAUGHTER REDKNIFE viciously subdued TEDDY BEAR OF DEATH in a 1 minute match.
ANVIL luckily beat HACKER in a action packed 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
BEARFOOT won victory over SCUMORAMA in a 2 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   0 -  1     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  17 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        33 -  28 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 584 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         6  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  KILLER 5390                12   4  1  138 MANIACS (572)
SLASHING ATTACK  METHODSOFRATIONALITY 5387  20   6  0   93 HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
AIMED BLOW       PIMPED OUT BROOM 5385      17   9  0   89 HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
WALL OF STEEL    STARFLOWER 5400             8   5  0   70 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
BASHING ATTACK   THUNDERSTONE 5411           9   3  0   55 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SLASHER 5392.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ANVIL 5373.  The ten other most popular fighters were HACKER 5389, SLASHER 5392, 
LAUGHTER REDKNIFE 5412, BEARFOOT 5419, KILLER 5390, PIMPED OUT BROOM 5385, 
METHODSOFRATIONALITY 5387, BOOZER 5407, THUNDERSTONE 5411, and POLYJUICE TWINS 5347.

The least popular fighter this week was MASHER 5391.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STARFLOWER 5400, POLYJUICE TWINS 5347, THUNDERSTONE 5411, BOOZER 5407, 
METHODSOFRATIONALITY 5387, PIMPED OUT BROOM 5385, KILLER 5390, BEARFOOT 5419, 
LAUGHTER REDKNIFE 5412, and SLASHER 5392.

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY LI

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ARCOS 3373 (61-86-2)                   7  3  0         EL EQUIDO            

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JUMPINJACK FLASH 5143 (33-21-0)        1  3  0         PERFECTION QUEST 13  

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SAM ADAMS 5376 (23-5-0)                0  3  0         MMMM BEER!           

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLACK GENESIS 4223 (0-0-0)             4  3  0         THE BLACK CHAPEL     
BLOODFLASH 4482 (12-8-3)               3  3  0         ARCANE CIRCLE        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SPLASH OF WATER 5424 (1-0-0)           5  2  0  DEAD   ROOKIE METALLICA 39  
THE PRINCE 5423 (0-0-0)                2  3  0         ROOKIE METALLICA 39  

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PARMA JEAN 5416 (0-0-0)                1  1  1  DEAD   THE FROM AGE         
CAM EMBERT 5418 (0-0-0)                1  3  0         THE FROM AGE         
NOAH 5410 (0-0-0)                      0  3  0         DA BULLS             
OZZIE OGGO 5414 (0-0-0)                0  3  0         THE FROM AGE         
ROCKY 4 5417 (0-0-0)                   0  3  0         THE FROM AGE