DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/26/2011    Duedate: 12/31/2011

DULLENS ARENA

DM-13    TURN-607

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GEMMA
HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
(13-5356) [15-4-1,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GEMMA                          CORKY
HOUSE OF CARDS (561)           BLACKTHORNE (580)
(13-5356) [15-4-1,104]         (13-5470) [4-1-0,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANVIL                          BEARFOOT
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
(13-5373) [13-48-1,88]         (13-5419) [18-11-0,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HOUSE OF CARDS (561)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOUSE OF CARDS (561)        51
2. BLACKTHORNE (580)           27      HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
3. KAOS (579)                   7      Unchartered Team
4. HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)   2
5. CARDOW HUNTERS (445)       -21      BLACKTHORNE (580)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BLACKTHORNE (580)          4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)      9  1 1
 2/ 2 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)     172 106  4 61.9   2/ 4*BLACKTHORNE (580)         3  0 0
 3/ 5*KAOS (579)                 1   1  0 50.0   3/ 3 HARRY POTTER AND T (566)  3  3 0
 4/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)     514 522  9 49.6   4/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)      2 13 0
 5/ 4 HARRY POTTER AND T (566) 209 222 16 48.5   5/ 5*KAOS (579)                1  0 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 686): OGRE BATTLE of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 688): KUNG PO FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 606): ROBERT ROY of HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 682): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 684): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 675): CANDIED YAMS of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 676): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 673): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): PANCAKES of KAOS II (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 670): TAMARIN of GOING APES (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 667): DARK DUMPLING of BAD BREAD (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 659): KAILIE RHIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 617): JEREMIAH BROADBLADE of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 549): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 534): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 516): ANDRES of BOMB SQUAD (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 510): KOLACTAN KABOB of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 471): TUNA SALAD of PARKING LOT 4 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 466): GREEN ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 457): MO J of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 574): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 686): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 688): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 606): HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 682): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 684): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 675): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 676): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 673): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 670): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 667): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 659): HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 617): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 549): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 534): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 516): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 510): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 471): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 466): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 457): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 574): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 606): ROBERT ROY of HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): SKITTLES of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 674): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr)
                            REAPER of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 667): DARK DUMPLING of BAD BREAD (Otto X, mgr.)
                                   VIN DIESEL of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 659): KAILIE RHIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
                           MOZART of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 616): BOOT PRINT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                             ODD DRAFT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal)
                                      AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
                          (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): POTATO BUG of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                                  MONDEKKER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in DULLENS!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for CORKY?  
BLACKTHORNE's proud of him after beating WOLFDOG and getting 27 points.  Talk about 
yer big time losers!  WOLFDOG got smashed by CORKY, and lost 24 points!  This 
Duelmaster is like something else!  ROBERT ROY stopped THONG OF FIRE dead in hers 
tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said DULLENS' Duelmaster was paying for drinks at 
The Yellow Dog Tavern?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  HOUSE OF CARDS was the most 
avoided team.  Is a 172-106-4 record really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of 
warriors are HOUSE OF CARDS?  HOUSE OF CARDS, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, 
can't get them to accept an invitation!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  It was kind of sad, seeing old THONG OF 
FIRE stumbling around the arena, before ROBERT ROY finished her off.  Oh well!  I see 
THONG OF FIRE got killed by ROBERT ROY of HOUSE OF CARDS.  Now I want to see some 
serious Bloodfeud action out there!  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  
I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  DULLENS is like such a dump, and you guys 
smell too much!  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEMMA 5356                   15   4  1   104       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANVIL 5373                   13  48  1    88       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
-SEGUE 5394                   12   8  0    84       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
 UNEXPECTED SEQUEL 5458        9   9  1    69       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEARFOOT 5419                18  11  0    65       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 FATHER OF FOUR 5366          12   2  0    60       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORKY 5470                    4   1  0    51       BLACKTHORNE (580)
 LAUGHTER REDKNIFE 5462        5   3  0    47       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOLFDOG 5461                  5   4  1    29       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PONDERING ANGYL 5463          1   1  0     8       KAOS (579)
 BLACKBUCK 5474                0   3  0     3       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

We congratulate Robert Roy. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

Anvil -- I do NOT congratulate you, but I'll be glad to see the last of you. -- Anvil

Unexpected Sequel -- I didn't see YOU coming.  But then, I wouldn't, would I? --
Bearfoot

Father of Four -- Wore yourself out keeping the peace between 'em, did you?  My
father had the same problem. -- Wolfdog

A silly standby.  He had a FEATHER on his hat, and he posed for the fans before the
fight was over.  Asking for it, so I gave it to him. -- Laughter Redknife

Corky -- Eh?  I thought that was something used to close a wine bottle.  Are you full
of wine? -- Blackbuck

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROBERT ROY butchered THONG OF FIRE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
GEMMA vanquished ANVIL in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
UNEXPECTED SEQUEL subdued LAUGHTER REDKNIFE in a action packed 1 minute fight.
BEARFOOT slimly lost to FATHER OF FOUR in a popular 3 minute gory contest.
WOLFDOG was demolished by CORKY in a action packed 1 minute mismatched competition.
PONDERING ANGYL savagely defeated BLACKBUCK in a 2 minute bloody novice's struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   0 -  1     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   6 -  1      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  12 -  2      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   5 -  0       0  |

Turn 607 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    GEMMA 5356                 15   4  1  104 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
STRIKING ATTACK  BEARFOOT 5419              18  11  0   65 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
TOTAL PARRY      FATHER OF FOUR 5366        12   2  0   60 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
AIMED BLOW       CORKY 5470                  4   1  0   51 BLACKTHORNE (580)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ANVIL 5373.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BEARFOOT 5419.  The ten other most popular fighters were PONDERING ANGYL 5463, 
UNEXPECTED SEQUEL 5458, CORKY 5470, GEMMA 5356, FATHER OF FOUR 5366, LAUGHTER 
REDKNIFE 5462, WOLFDOG 5461, THONG OF FIRE 5457, ANVIL 5373, and BLACKBUCK 5474.

The least popular fighter this week was BLACKBUCK 5474.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ANVIL 5373, THONG OF FIRE 5457, WOLFDOG 5461, LAUGHTER REDKNIFE 5462, 
FATHER OF FOUR 5366, GEMMA 5356, CORKY 5470, UNEXPECTED SEQUEL 5458, PONDERING ANGYL 
5463, and BEARFOOT 5419.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

ROBERT ROY (13-5354) HOUSE OF CARDS (561)

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI