DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/04/2010    Duedate: 08/17/2010

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-646

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BRISTLECONE
GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4952) [25-21-1,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MASTER DARQUE                  RHOMBA
VC RULES (501)                 SERPENTS HOLD (505)
(15-5015) [13-6-1,137]         (15-5040) [0-1-0,11]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

APOK                           FIZBAN
STARBASE 5 (263)               VC RULES (501)
(15-4964) [22-17-0,96]         (15-5013) [12-7-2,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GREENWARDENS (244)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. VC RULES (501)              32
2. RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)    29      VC RULES (501)
3. GREENWARDENS (244)          13      Unchartered Team
4. STARBASE 5 (263)            12
5. SERPENTS HOLD (505)         11      SERPENTS HOLD (505)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 VC RULES (501)            57  26  6 68.7   1/ 1 GREENWARDENS (244)       11  4 1
 2/ 3 RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)  27  22  1 55.1   2/ 2 VC RULES (501)            9  3 1
 3/ 2 DARK CREATION (471)      385 328 20 54.0   3/ 3 DARK CREATION (471)       9  6 0
 4/ 4 STARBASE 5 (263)         343 350 13 49.5   4/ 4 RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)  9  6 0
 5/ 5 GREENWARDENS (244)       712 809 16 46.8   5/ 5 STARBASE 5 (263)          3 12 0
 6/ 0*SERPENTS HOLD (505)        0   1  0  0.0   6/ 0*SERPENTS HOLD (505)       0  1 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 649): SHADY SHIPWRIGHT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 651): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 533): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 630): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 622): PELICAN EELE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): VAISTINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 291): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): CASS DOLLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 498): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 479): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 429): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 422): JOEY of J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 651): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 533): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): NIGHTMARE WRATH (The Laughing Man, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): MINOR THREAT (Mr. Pirate, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 630): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 622): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 291): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 498): THE BROTHERHOOD (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 479): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 436): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 428): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 430): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                          RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 644): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (Howard Phillips Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): CRIS CROFT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 646): SILENCE IS GOLDEN of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
                          WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (TURN 636): ENCOLPIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
                          SILVER SAW of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 632): SARLOW of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 629): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 621): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): LOVE of LORDS OF VIRTUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 428): ROD DEDEAUX of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It was one of those strange moments that comes into a life now and then and
really messes with your head.  I hadn't *planned* it that way, but I was facing off
against Max, and all the sudden I got to thinking about the winter solstice
ceremonies, don't ask me why since it's the hottest heat wave in three years here,
and I said to him, "Max," I said, "when the solstice comes, don't you go and kill a
tree and drag it home like some darned trophy and set that carcass up to help you
celebrate life.  That's a rotten thing to do, Max," I said.  "Plant a new tree
somewhere instead.  That's really celebrating life."  Which all makes perfect sense
to me except for thinking about it right now.  Dunno what got into me.
     Good try, Max, but I know it's kinda hard to recover after someone throws you a
curve like that.

                                    Bristlecone

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out MALCORN to see 
what's new.  What was the name of that team who got 4-1-0 this turn for a total 
27-22-1 you ask?  (Sure)  RAINBOW CONNECTION's their name, and fighting's their game! 
MVP award for MASTER DARQUE?  VC RULES' proud of him after beating SILVERBIRD and 
getting 26 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  QREATED got smashed by JIM, and 
lost 14 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think BRISTLECONE 
should let STREET LEGAL be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Is the 
Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  It was kind of sad, seeing old SILVERBIRD stumbling around the arena, 
before MASTER DARQUE finished her off.  Oh well!  I see SILVERBIRD got killed by 
MASTER DARQUE of VC RULES.  Now I want to see some serious Bloodfeud action out 
there!  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you?  
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRISTLECONE 4952             25  21  1   122       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MASTER DARQUE 5015           13   6  1   137       VC RULES (501)
 MAXIMILLIAN 5011             15   4  2   107       VC RULES (501)
 APOK 4964                    22  17  0    96       STARBASE 5 (263)
 STREET LEGAL 5012            13   6  0    91       VC RULES (501)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONEBOW 4993                13  16  0    89       GREENWARDENS (244)
 FIZBAN 5013                  12   7  2    82       VC RULES (501)
 CYBERMANCER 4992             15  15  0    75       DARK CREATION (471)
 STARLYN FYREFLY 4983         12  22  0    70       STARBASE 5 (263)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWORDMAGE 5037                5   2  0    53       DARK CREATION (471)
 TERRASQUE 5033                5   3  1    52       DARK CREATION (471)
 JIM 5021                      8   4  0    43       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)
 QREATED 4999                  8   9  2    35       DARK CREATION (471)
 HONEYSUCKLE 5038              5   2  0    34       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOURWOOD 5047                 4   0  1    32       GREENWARDENS (244)
-HAMMER 5014                   4   3  1    27       VC RULES (501)
 STEVE 5027                    4   6  1    25       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POT OF GOLD 5045              3   1  0    21       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)
 ARMEGADUS 5035                4   3  0    20       STARBASE 5 (263)
 SKITTLES 5048                 2   0  0    16       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)
 IRON COG 5036                 4   3  0    15       STARBASE 5 (263)
 IN THE DARK 5046              2   2  0    13       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)
 TESTACAE 5034                 2   5  0    11       STARBASE 5 (263)
 RHOMBA 5040                   0   1  0    11       SERPENTS HOLD (505)
-KHAMUL 4033                   1   5  0     8       THE BLACK RIDERS (391)
-NEMO 4648                     1   1  0     4       DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468)
-AKHORAHIL 4031                0   1  0     4       THE BLACK RIDERS (391)
-ADUNAPHEL 4032                0   4  0     4       THE BLACK RIDERS (391)
 ESREVER 5054                  0   1  0     1       DARK CREATION (471)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SILVERBIRD 4994        17 12 0 GREENWARDENS 244     MASTER DARQUE 5015    646   
BRIGHT 5044             0  2 0 RAINBOW CONNECTI 503 SOURWOOD 5047         644   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rexroth -- How did that happen?  Is it the new millenium or something? -- Stonebow
the Surprised

Qreated -- But not, apparently qreated equal. -- Silverbird

In the Dark -- Candle rainbows. -- Honeysuckle

Pot of Gold -- Wow, if you're going to put that stuff actually on your personal
eyelids, can I watch? -- Sourwood

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has

been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BRISTLECONE devastated STREET LEGAL in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
MAXIMILLIAN vanquished STONEBOW in a exciting 1 minute uneven battle.
MASTER DARQUE assassinated SILVERBIRD in a 1 minute bloody mismatched duel.
STARLYN FYREFLY was savagely defeated by FIZBAN in a exciting 5 minute bloody fight.
APOK devastated CYBERMANCER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SWORDMAGE bested AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody match.
TERRASQUE overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute uneven melee.
QREATED lost to JIM in a action packed 1 minute duel.
STEVE was defeated by HONEYSUCKLE in a 1 minute duel.
SOURWOOD viciously subdued IRON COG in a popular 2 minute brutal fight.
TESTACAE was overcome by IN THE DARK in a 1 minute bout.
ARMEGADUS overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
POT OF GOLD devastated RHOMBA in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
SKITTLES outlasted ESREVER in a tiring 13 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   0 -  1     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   4 -  1      76  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -   8 -  2      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  14 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        19 -  19 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  30 -  3      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 646 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-STRIKE       2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  5         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BRISTLECONE 4952           25  21  1  122 GREENWARDENS (244)
STRIKING ATTACK  MASTER DARQUE 5015         13   6  1  137 VC RULES (501)
BASHING ATTACK   MAXIMILLIAN 5011           15   4  2  107 VC RULES (501)
AIMED BLOW       APOK 4964                  22  17  0   96 STARBASE 5 (263)
PARRY-STRIKE     FIZBAN 5013                12   7  2   82 VC RULES (501)
SLASHING ATTACK  SWORDMAGE 5037              5   2  0   53 DARK CREATION (471)
WALL OF STEEL    HONEYSUCKLE 5038            5   2  0   34 GREENWARDENS (244)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is APOK 4964.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
FIZBAN 5013.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOURWOOD 5047, MAXIMILLIAN 
5011, MASTER DARQUE 5015, STARLYN FYREFLY 4983, SWORDMAGE 5037, TERRASQUE 5033, JIM 
5021, BRISTLECONE 4952, APOK 4964, and QREATED 4999.

The least popular fighter this week was ESREVER 5054.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SKITTLES 5048, RHOMBA 5040, IRON COG 5036, CYBERMANCER 4992, SILVERBIRD 
4994, STONEBOW 4993, POT OF GOLD 5045, TESTACAE 5034, STEVE 5027, and STREET LEGAL 
5012.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BRISTLECONE (15-4952) GREENWARDENS (244)

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!