DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/23/2012    Duedate: 07/28/2012

DULLENS ARENA

DM-13    TURN-637

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MICKEY HANDS
ARCANE ROYALTY (581)
(13-5489) [14-7-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MICKEY HANDS                   POSITION IS EMPTY
ARCANE ROYALTY (581)           
(13-5489) [14-7-0,114]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLACKBUCK                      BLACKBUCK
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
(13-5474) [13-20-0,59]         (13-5474) [13-20-0,59]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARCANE ROYALTY (581)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARCANE ROYALTY (581)        38
2. MMM BEER (583)              -3      ARCANE ROYALTY (581)
3. CARDOW HUNTERS (445)       -24      Unchartered Team

                                       BLOODLESS GHEEBES (58)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ARCANE ROYALTY (581)      70  40  0 63.6   1/ 1 ARCANE ROYALTY (581)     11  4 0
 2/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)     588 598 15 49.6   2/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)      4 11 0
 3/ 3 MMM BEER (583)             7   9  0 43.8   3/ 3 MMM BEER (583)            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

Lapur:

     Claybank walked along the bank of the stream that watered their pasture and kept 
their horses happy.  Except now, when the horses were unhappy and the pasture 
withered.  Because there wasn't much water left in the stream.  A few stagnant pools, 
and a trickle that flowed.
     Windflower walked beside him.  "The old people here say this is the worst 
drought they can remember."
     Claybank grunted, then squatted to check a tuft of... once they had been flowers 
of some kind, and grasses.  He touched a blossom that had withered into a tight, 
colorless knot.  "This isn't right."
     "Of course it isn't, it's a major drought--"
     He looked up at her.  "I think it's a magical drought."
     She blinked.  "Are you sure?"
     "No.  But I think we should get someone to check on this."
     "Why would anyone aim a drought at US?  We're just one minor team of gladiators, 
and serious weather magic is supposed to be HARD."
     He stood and frowned at her impatiently.  "Not just us.  Lapur.  Maybe even the 
whole Charter Cities.  We should send word to Dullens and Morya, see if THEY have a 
drought condition, too."
     "Even Rocanis.  Maybe Trocar and Xochithlan--"
     Claybank curled his lip scornfully.  "Them.  Who cares about them?"
     "Well, they could be part of the problem," Windflower pointed out.  "And they 
might be part of the solution.  We can't fight a magical drought.  We don't know how.  
But we can find shamans or magicians to do it, and if their places are being burned 
up, too, they aren't as likely to charge a lot to fix it."

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 701): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 703): WHERE of GUESSING GAME (A-sop, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 636): MICKEY HANDS of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 697): INKED PIG of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 699): TWILO TALON of TALON'S TERRORS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 690): DAWN of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 691): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 688): CAPT. ANTSY PANTS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 345): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 685): UNDERCOVER LILY of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 682): JERK O'LANTERN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 674): MADON AP LLEW of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 632): BAIN of ORDER (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 323): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ULTIMA REGUM of IN QUETERNUM (Vae Victis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 304): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 564): TAM TAM KA'BLAM of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 549): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 531): HORSE D'OEVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 525): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 486): TUNA SALAD of PARKING LOT 4 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 472): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 589): WILD THANG! of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 701): DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 703): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 636): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 697): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 699): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 690): 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 691): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 688): CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 345): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 684): COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 682): HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 674): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 632): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 323): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 304): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 564): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 549): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 531): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 525): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 252): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 486): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 472): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 589): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 703): WHERE of GUESSING GAME (A-sop, mgr.)
               (turn 702): ITCHY FROGGY of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 698): HORUS MANN of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 689): CAPT KIRCHNER of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 688): KICKER MURPHY of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
                          SULU of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 681): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 673): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 632): MELANJI of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
                               SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 316): ENDEMIC of BLACK LIGHTING (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): THRESHPACK of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 549): ELIN GISSORS of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 548): SLIPPERS of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
                                  INCREDIBLE SPEED of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for THAT I DO SIR, who flew up 12 points in 
the rankings after mashing GRAY BEAR like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya 
know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  GRIM LAUGHTER was defeated 
by GHOST OF ELDRAD and drops 14 points.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught 
but bloody knuckles was MMM BEER's ARROGANT BASTARD, who was turned away from the 
Duelmastership by MICKEY HANDS.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a 
bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes 
and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the DULLENS giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MICKEY HANDS 5489            14   7  0   114       ARCANE ROYALTY (581)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLOYD CASTAWAY 5478          13   9  0   102       ARCANE ROYALTY (581)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIMBLE DANCER 5477           17   5  0    78       ARCANE ROYALTY (581)
 ARROGANT BASTARD 5494         7   9  0    78       MMM BEER (583)
 GRIM LAUGHTER 5488           14  12  1    74       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 IRONHAND 5498                12   5  0    71       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THAT I DO SIR 5476           15   7  0    66       ARCANE ROYALTY (581)
 BLACKBUCK 5474               13  20  0    59       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLOYDRIFFIC 5480             11  11  0    50       ARCANE ROYALTY (581)
 GRAY BEAR 5487                9  17  1    47       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAILSTONES 5499               5  10  1    29       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

Mickey Hands -- Seriously, it's too HOT for that kind of thing!  Now, if we had an
air-conditioned movie theater to "make out" in, it might be different.  But here!
No. -- Grim Laughter

That I Do Sir -- But not today.  Good! -- Ironhand

Nimble Dancer -- We see so much of each other, I feel we should get better
acquainted.  Off the sands, you know.  How about dinner tonight?  Or tomorrow, as I
may not feel much like eating tonight. -- Blackbuck

Floydriffic -- You really turned up the heat on me. -- Hailstones

That Tex Impersonator is a fake.  Can't have fakes on the sands. -- Gray Bear

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MICKEY HANDS devastated ARROGANT BASTARD in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
FLOYD CASTAWAY vanquished IRONHAND in a 1 minute brutal uneven battle.
GRIM LAUGHTER was overpowered by GHOST OF ELDRAD in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
NIMBLE DANCER devastated BLACKBUCK in a exciting 3 minute one-sided fight.
GRAY BEAR was devastated by THAT I DO SIR in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
FLOYDRIFFIC defeated HAILSTONES in a exciting 3 minute struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        25 -  18 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   9 -  0      10  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 637 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MICKEY HANDS 5489          14   7  0  114 ARCANE ROYALTY (581)
TOTAL PARRY      NIMBLE DANCER 5477         17   5  0   78 ARCANE ROYALTY (581)
STRIKING ATTACK  GRIM LAUGHTER 5488         14  12  1   74 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
LUNGING ATTACK   THAT I DO SIR 5476         15   7  0   66 ARCANE ROYALTY (581)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLACKBUCK 5474.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BLACKBUCK 5474.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAILSTONES 5499, FLOYD 
CASTAWAY 5478, NIMBLE DANCER 5477, THAT I DO SIR 5476, FLOYDRIFFIC 5480, MICKEY HANDS 
5489, ARROGANT BASTARD 5494, IRONHAND 5498, GRIM LAUGHTER 5488, and GRAY BEAR 5487.

The least popular fighter this week was GRAY BEAR 5487.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GRIM LAUGHTER 5488, IRONHAND 5498, ARROGANT BASTARD 5494, MICKEY HANDS 
5489, FLOYDRIFFIC 5480, THAT I DO SIR 5476, NIMBLE DANCER 5477, FLOYD CASTAWAY 5478, 
HAILSTONES 5499, and BLACKBUCK 5474.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MICKEY HANDS (13-5489) ARCANE ROYALTY (581)