DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/30/2012    Duedate: 08/04/2012

DULLENS ARENA

DM-13    TURN-638

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FLOYD CASTAWAY
ARCANE ROYALTY (581)
(13-5478) [14-9-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FLOYD CASTAWAY                 POSITION IS EMPTY
ARCANE ROYALTY (581)           
(13-5478) [14-9-0,105]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLACKBUCK                      FLOYD CASTAWAY
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           ARCANE ROYALTY (581)
(13-5474) [13-21-0,60]         (13-5478) [14-9-0,105]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARCANE ROYALTY (581)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CARDOW HUNTERS (445)        26
2. ARCANE ROYALTY (581)        23      ARCANE ROYALTY (581)
3. MMM BEER (583)              12      Unchartered Team

                                       RADIO SHACK (204)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ARCANE ROYALTY (581)      74  41  0 64.3   1/ 1 ARCANE ROYALTY (581)     13  2 0
 2/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)     590 601 15 49.5   2/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)      4 11 0
 3/ 3 MMM BEER (583)             8   9  0 47.1   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

Dullens:

     Behind the Cardow Hunters' "guildhouse," actually a battered longhouse with
adjacent tents, was a ramada, an area shaded by a thatched roof on poles, but without
walls.  Most of the Hunters were there, lying in the shade panting and hoping for a
breeze.  Someone had ridden up a while ago, half an hour or so?, and hallooed the
guildhouse, but only Grim Laughter had been curious enough to go see what was
happening.  It was just too hot for... anything, really.
     When she didn't come back immediately, Ironhand raised himself on one elbow and
glanced around.  "I think--"
     "Don't," Blackbuck advised.  "It's too dry.  You don't want to make sparks and
start a grass fire."
     One of the other gladiators snorted.  Hard to tell which one.  Not that it
mattered.
     Grim Laughter came back through the guildhouse and outside, carrying a jug of
water that clinked a little with actual ice.  Everyone except Anvil (graduated and
retired) sat up.  "That was a messenger from Lapur," Laughter said.  "They think the
heat and the drought may be magically caused, and we should band together to find out
about it and stop it."
     "RIDE AROUND in this weather, because someone in Lapur thinks it might be a
magical plot?"  Ironhand flopped back down on the ground.  "Not till it cools off.
And rains."
     "But what if it doesn't do either?  Doesn't cool off, doesn't rain?  It won't be
any better for riding around later," Blackbuck argued.  "If it really IS some kind of
magical plot."
     "So... are you saying you don't think there's a plot?  Or that you don't care if
there is or not, you just don't want to do anything?"  Grim Laughter's tone was
severe.  Her personality tended more toward the first part of her name than the last.
     "What *I* am saying," Ironhand said, "is that it's all I can do to be ready to
fight once a week.  In the hot sun, and for my life, mind you!  If this is a magical
attack of some kind, someone else will have to deal with it."
     There were several minutes of silence, each member of the team waiting for
someone else to... volunteer, or at least say something.
     Finally Grim Laughter said, "I'm going to ride over to Khalani and talk to our
sister-team there.  *They* don't have to be ready to fight."
     "It might not be magical," Gray Bear said; he was usually the peace-keeper on
the team.  "It could just be a really bad summer.  That happens."
     Hailstones got up.  He made a production of it, like it was the labor of a
giant, but he did get up.  "I'll go with you," he said.  "Just to Khalani!  But...
there might be something magical in the weather.  It's got a bad feel to it."

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                        ---===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 637): 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 691): SENLUM NOSH of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 692): 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 689): CAPTAIN KIRK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 346): VENGEANCE of THE STORM REAVERS (?, 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 633): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, 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 526): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 487): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 473): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 590): 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 637): 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 691): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 692): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 689): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 346): THE STORM REAVERS (?, 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 633): 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 526): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 252): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 487): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 473): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 590): 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  13 DULLENS (turn 637): MICKEY HANDS of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, 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 689): CAPTAIN KIRK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                          CAPT. ANTSY PANTS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (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 633): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (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.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 473): RALTUMAN OMELETTE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
                               UNBELIEVABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for HAILSTONES, who flew up 18 points in the rankings after mashing 
D'ARTANGNON like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in 
the top ten was IRONHAND, who dropped 6 points after a disappointing (to say the 
least) bout with THAT I DO SIR.  Well, everybody's pal MICKEY HANDS moved his record 
to 15-7-0 by defeating GRIM LAUGHTER in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 2 
recognition points.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger 
halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the DULLENS arena.   
     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?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've 
got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLOYD CASTAWAY 5478          14   9  0   105       ARCANE ROYALTY (581)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARROGANT BASTARD 5494         8   9  0    90       MMM BEER (583)
 THAT I DO SIR 5476           16   7  0    79       ARCANE ROYALTY (581)
 GRIM LAUGHTER 5488           14  13  1    78       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 NIMBLE DANCER 5477           17   6  0    73       ARCANE ROYALTY (581)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRONHAND 5498                12   6  0    65       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 BLACKBUCK 5474               13  21  0    60       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 FLOYDRIFFIC 5480             12  11  0    60       ARCANE ROYALTY (581)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAY BEAR 5487               10  17  1    56       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 HAILSTONES 5499               6  10  1    47       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

Our congratulations to Mickey Hands.  They say it's cooler on the Isle. -- Jorja and
the Cardow Hunters

Floyd Castaway -- Shierrah!  I wish you'd been cast FARTHER AWAY.  I don't need this
today. -- Ironhand the Disgruntled

I consider the ascendancy of the Ghost of Eldrad to be a SIGN.  Local information
suggests that Eldrad had some magical power, and he may be DOING THIS to us all.  He
must be stopped. -- Grim Laughter

Nimble Dancer -- I don't see how you can do that in this heat!  And for three
minutes--incredible.  You deserve the win. -- Blackbuck, sweating and staggering

That I Do Sir -- And probably magically.  Make it rain, please? -- Gray Bear

Floydriffic -- I figure I was doing good to hold out that long.  Whew! -- Hailstones

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MICKEY HANDS bested GRIM LAUGHTER in a action packed 1 minute master's fight.
FLOYD CASTAWAY subdued DRUNKEN GUARDSMAN in a exciting 2 minute gory Title melee.
ARROGANT BASTARD won victory over NIMBLE DANCER in a 1 minute bloody brawl.
IRONHAND was defeated by THAT I DO SIR in a exciting 1 minute fight.
BLACKBUCK was bested by FLOYDRIFFIC in a 2 minute expert's brawl.
GRAY BEAR overpowered D'ARTANGNON in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
HAILSTONES devastated D'ARTANGNON in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    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  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        27 -  16 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|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 638 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         3  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       FLOYD CASTAWAY 5478        14   9  0  105 ARCANE ROYALTY (581)
LUNGING ATTACK   THAT I DO SIR 5476         16   7  0   79 ARCANE ROYALTY (581)
STRIKING ATTACK  GRIM LAUGHTER 5488         14  13  1   78 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
TOTAL PARRY      NIMBLE DANCER 5477         17   6  0   73 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 FLOYD CASTAWAY 5478.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLACKBUCK 5474, 
ARROGANT BASTARD 5494, THAT I DO SIR 5476, FLOYDRIFFIC 5480, GRAY BEAR 5487, 
HAILSTONES 5499, GRIM LAUGHTER 5488, IRONHAND 5498, NIMBLE DANCER 5477, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was NIMBLE DANCER 5477.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were IRONHAND 5498, GRIM LAUGHTER 5488, HAILSTONES 5499, GRAY BEAR 
5487, FLOYDRIFFIC 5480, THAT I DO SIR 5476, ARROGANT BASTARD 5494, BLACKBUCK 5474, 
FLOYD CASTAWAY 5478, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FLOYD CASTAWAY (13-5478) ARCANE ROYALTY (581)

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

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