DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/29/2010    Duedate: 06/25/2010

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-318

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LODEN NORVIS
MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
(31-5693) [14-23-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LODEN NORVIS                   DUMB BOB
MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)             PIRATES (625)
(31-5693) [14-23-0,100]        (31-6315) [3-1-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LODEN NORVIS                   MANDIN ORLE
MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)             MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
(31-5693) [14-23-0,100]        (31-6227) [2-5-0,13]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AVENGERS (146)              33
2. MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)          27      LOONY TOONS (206)
3. LOONY TOONS (206)           10      Unchartered Team
4. PIRATES (625)                1
5. DREAD EMPIRE (623)           0      PIRATES (625)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DREAD EMPIRE (623)         1   0  0  100   1/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        9  4 1
 2/ 0 LOONY TOONS (206)        190 180 15 51.4   2/ 1 THE KINDRED (624)         7  8 0
 3/ 3 AVENGERS (146)           201 205 16 49.5   3/ 4 AVENGERS (146)            6  4 0
 4/ 2 THE KINDRED (624)         59  61  6 49.2   4/ 3*PIRATES (625)             6  9 0
 5/ 4*PIRATES (625)              8  10  0 44.4   5/ 0 LOONY TOONS (206)         1  0 0
 6/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)       131 243  3 35.0   6- 5*DREAD EMPIRE (623)        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 644): RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 646): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 523): CRAZED CANARY of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 640): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H. P. L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 642): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 634): GRACCHUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 635): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 319): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 632): BIMBO SLICE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 317): SINGALEK of THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 628): ENVY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 625): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 617): FARTIOR of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 580): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 295): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 276): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 507): ABELINDA CHASE of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 494): FALKYNOR of THE WILLBURYS 13 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 474): FALLING LEAF of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 469): CHAEGO SARILDAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 224): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 431): POLYNIKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 424): JAGUAR JON of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 417): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 533): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 644): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 646): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 523): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 640): VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 642): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 634): GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 635): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 319): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 632): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 317): THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 628): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 625): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 617): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 580): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 295): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 276): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 507): THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 494): TWILIGHT BRIGARDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 474): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 222): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 431): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 424): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 417): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 533): THE WILLBURYS 13 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 522): ROBERTO LEATHAM of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 640): AGATE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 642): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): SECI of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 617): FARTIOR of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 579): SENJIRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 506): FREM HARID of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 493): PERFECT SNOTLING of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 473): DRAGON HARVEST of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to CHIMLEVTAL once again!  Bein' on top is great while it lasts, 
THE KINDRED.  But how many friends do you have now?  What's with KATANA?  He actually 
beat PIRATES' TOOTHLESS BILL, and walked away with 14 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at AVENGERS while they watched KATANA clobber TOOTHLESS BILL.  He 
lost 9 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  I'm sure 
CHIMLEVTAL is excited about LODEN NORVIS, the new Duelmaster from MIDDLE WAY 7.  
(remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  I suppose you want to hear 
some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  Fighting is a better 
craft than farming, SHO, but you have to pay your dues.  Being challenged by JACK 
SPARROW, 16 points above you, is dues.  JACK SPARROW defeated SHO.  I bet JACK 
SPARROW could beat two-year-olds, too.  Well, AVENGERS knows who to set their sights 
on.   
     Warriors of CHIMLEVTAL unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Many a warrior 
has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
CHIMLEVTAL is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time 
for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LODEN NORVIS 5693            14  23  0   100       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUSTER BUNNY 2862            14  21  2   144       LOONY TOONS (206)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SINGALEK 6289                14  11  1    77       THE KINDRED (624)
 SWIFTEDGE 6295               11  10  2    75       THE KINDRED (624)
 VALYNDARA 6293               13   7  2    73       THE KINDRED (624)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAZ 5200                      6   3  0    56       LOONY TOONS (206)
 OSWELL QUIRN 6150             6  10  1    47       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SYLVESTER 4154                6   5  0    31       LOONY TOONS (206)
 DUMB BOB 6315                 3   1  0    28       PIRATES (625)
 OMBERT QURL 6312              5   1  0    27       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KATANA 6321                   2   0  0    21       AVENGERS (146)
 JACK SPARROW 6314             3   1  0    19       PIRATES (625)
 WAKIZASHI 6322                2   0  0    18       AVENGERS (146)
 MANDIN ORLE 6227              2   5  0    13       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 GORIM THE ELDER 6306          3   3  0    12       THE KINDRED (624)
-NOISEY KRICKET 5343           3   3  0    12       LOONY TOONS (206)
 AMUR 6323                     2   0  0    10       AVENGERS (146)
-UNDEAD MINION 6266            1   0  0    10       DREAD EMPIRE (623)
 CLUB-FOOT CODY 6325           1   1  0     6       PIRATES (625)
 TOOTHLESS BILL 6324           1   1  0     4       PIRATES (625)
 TALLEN VAAL 6326              0   2  0     2       THE KINDRED (624)
 SHO 6319                      0   2  0     2       AVENGERS (146)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XANDAR 6320                   0   2  0     2       AVENGERS (146)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PEG-LEG PETE 6316       0  4 0 PIRATES 625          BANDIT PRINCE         318  NONE
ARGUS FEYD 6309         2  2 0 THE KINDRED 624      OSWELL QUIRN 6150     316  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Swiftedge -- If you cut my throat, I won't tell you all my secrets. -- Oswell Quirn
P.S.  Although the converse is not necessarily true: if you don't cut my throat, I
might tell you some, but not all.  Some things are not meant to be shared!

Valyndara -- I know there's a school of thought which holds that it is always wrong
to strike a lady.  I think that needs a few clauses, such as "except when you face
one in the arena."  But I assure you that I wouldn't strike you in a social
situation, except under extraordinary conditions, such as to get you out of the way
of a crossbow bolt or other immediate menace.  Which being said, how about joining me
for dinner? -- Loden Norvis

Dumb Bob -- Yeah, well, I figure your manager should know.... -- Mandin Orle

"Sho"?  That's your whole name?  I thought dwarves went in for more syllables, and
some colorful epithets.  Maybe it would help establish your identity and your
confidence if you added to that? -- Ombert Qurl
P.S.  I could probably make some suggestions.

Singalek -- I would be glad to give you another chance, but it will have to be
privately rather than under the auspices of the Gladiatorial Commission.  They've
slung me out of the arena here.  I have not, so far as I know, gone off to the Isle--
who wants to?  The place is crowded beyond belief.  We might meet behind my
guildhouse and do a little sparring. -- Kolum Marod

We salute Chimlevtal's tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PEG-LEG PETE was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
JACK SPARROW subdued SHO in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
CLUB-FOOT CODY subdued XANDAR in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
TOOTHLESS BILL was devastated by KATANA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
SINGALEK was overpowered by LODEN NORVIS in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
SWIFTEDGE savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a exciting 1 minute bloody struggle.
VALYNDARA handily defeated OSWELL QUIRN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TAZ vanquished DUMB BOB in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven duel.
MANDIN ORLE won victory over TALLEN VAAL in a 2 minute duel.
GORIM THE ELDER was defeated by OMBERT QURL in a exciting 1 minute fight.
WAKIZASHI handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
AMUR subdued MORDANT DESERTER in a 4 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   4 -  0      76  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   9 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  19 -  0      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  18 -  1      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  10 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  17 -  0      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   5 -  0      29  |

Turn 318 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        2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  5         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   SINGALEK 6289              14  11  1   77 THE KINDRED (624)
PARRY-LUNGE      SWIFTEDGE 6295             11  10  2   75 THE KINDRED (624)
WALL OF STEEL    VALYNDARA 6293             13   7  2   73 THE KINDRED (624)
LUNGING ATTACK   TAZ 5200                    6   3  0   56 LOONY TOONS (206)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LODEN NORVIS 5693.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MANDIN ORLE 6227.  The ten other most popular fighters were LODEN NORVIS 
5693, SWIFTEDGE 6295, TAZ 5200, JACK SPARROW 6314, VALYNDARA 6293, TALLEN VAAL 6326, 
OMBERT QURL 6312, CLUB-FOOT CODY 6325, KATANA 6321, and PEG-LEG PETE 6316.

The least popular fighter this week was AMUR 6323.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DUMB BOB 6315, OSWELL QUIRN 6150, XANDAR 6320, WAKIZASHI 6322, GORIM 
THE ELDER 6306, SINGALEK 6289, TOOTHLESS BILL 6324, SHO 6319, PEG-LEG PETE 6316, and 
KATANA 6321.

                        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!

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be down south this year, located in Orlando, Florida on July 9-11, 
2010.  It will be held at the Courtyard Orlando International Drive, near Universal 
Studios and Sea World, and not far from the Disney parks.  The hotel is located at 
8600 Austrian Court, Orlando, 32819 (800-321-2211).  Rooms are $112/night, 1-2 
occupancy, and are listed under the Reality Simulations room block.  

The hotel features free parking and free high-speed wireless internet in all 
guestrooms.  The hotel has an pool, jacuzzi, and fitness center.  There's a Starbucks, 
a restaurant, and a little Market where you can get snacks and sandwiches all day and 
night.  There are tons of restaurants nearby on I-Drive.

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!