DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/23/2008    Duedate: 02/05/2008

MURSKA ARENA

DM-35    TURN-557

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TOURNEY SCUM
BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)
(35-3943) [32-8-0,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TOURNEY SCUM                   POSITION IS EMPTY
BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)           
(35-3943) [32-8-0,119]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BILDIS                         DRENDAN O'KAI
CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)         CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
(35-3978) [15-22-1,84]         (35-4030) [12-4-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)       8
2. BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)         6      BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)
3. DEAD MUSICIANS (362)         0      Unchartered Team
4. URBAN JUNGLE (259)           0
                                       ARCHAIC INFINITY (296)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DEAD MUSICIANS (362)      23   7  7 76.7   1- 1*DEAD MUSICIANS (362)      8  1 2
 2/ 2 BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)     108  61  7 63.9   2/ 2 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)    8  7 0
 3- 3 URBAN JUNGLE (259)        60  63  6 48.8   3/ 4 BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)      2  1 0
 4/ 4 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)   665 892 22 42.7   4- 3 URBAN JUNGLE (259)        2  3 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 585): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 579): WENDIGO of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 581): AMPERE of POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 580): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 578): VENENOSO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 571): ELVIRA MADIGAN of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): OBERON of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 565): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 556): JANICE JOPLIN of DEAD MUSICIANS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 519): MUSHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 264): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 446): LELLADORIN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 433): DUNNO of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 424): CITIZEN CAPET of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 410): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 382): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 365): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 472): JAMMIES of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 585): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 579): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 581): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 580): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 578): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 571): MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 565): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 556): DEAD MUSICIANS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 519): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 264): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): DREAMS OF KADATH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 446): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 433): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 424): BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 410): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 382): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 364): UNKNOWN
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 472): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 584): MISSY MOSSY of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 578): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 570): KYOKO of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          SPARKLE FARKLE of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 564): SHANNON D'ANJELISA of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
                 (turn 257): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
                  (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 409): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for MURSKA.  Too bad, DEAD MUSICIANS, but 
CHILDREN OF LLYR was just too good to be stopped.  MVP award for EVINDAL?  CHILDREN 
OF LLYR's proud of him after beating MORDANT DESERTER and getting 13 points.  Talk 
about yer big time losers!  ANGUS ARGUS got smashed by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL, and lost 
16 points!  What a putz!  JANICE JOPLIN fights so hard to be Duelmaster, then quits 
fighting and loses the title.  No one said she was a genius...  And I was just 
getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome TOURNEY SCUM.  
Aren't BUSY, BUSYTOWN proud.  (Oh, my.) Who was the wiseguy that said MURSKA's 
Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Victory Tavern?  Don't look at me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOURNEY SCUM 3943            32   8  0   119       BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JANICE JOPLIN 3891            7   0  1   121       DEAD MUSICIANS (362)
-MURSKAN PATRIOT 3412         14   6  0   104       URBAN JUNGLE (259)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRENDAN O'KAI 4030           12   4  0    90       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 BILDIS 3978                  15  22  1    84       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRENNA 3995                  17  11  0    64       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE BIG BOPPER 3911           4   0  4    56       DEAD MUSICIANS (362)
-RANDY RHODES 3888             3   0  0    48       DEAD MUSICIANS (362)
 ANGUS ARGUS 4032              8   1  0    46       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
-LUCY JORDAN 2669              7  18  0    43       URBAN JUNGLE (259)
-MANDOLIN WIND 3489            5   2  2    43       URBAN JUNGLE (259)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUDDY HOLLY 3890              4   2  1    25       DEAD MUSICIANS (362)
-JOHN LENNON 3956              3   0  1    25       DEAD MUSICIANS (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVINDAL 4040                  1   0  0    13       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
-FROSTBITE 4038                1   0  0    13       URBAN JUNGLE (259)
-BELOW ZERO 4039               0   1  0     2       URBAN JUNGLE (259)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEIRDRE 4031            8  2 0 CHILDREN OF LLYR 141 THE BIG BOPPER 3911   556   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Murskan Patriot -- With a name like that, you could be a standby.  But if that kind
of job security is what you're aiming for, you missed one critical point:  You didn't
lose.  Standbys lose.  It's what they do.  Do it. -- Bildis

The Big Bopper -- Well, THAT just made my day.  I don't thank you. -- Ghost of
Deirdre
P.S.  Or...hmm.  I can carry a tune, am I now a candidate for singer in your band?

Ah.  The Veteran Mercenary.  You can see why he retired.  Too old and battered to
hold his own on the front lines any longer. -- Drendan O'Kai
P.S.  Not that I can see any reason for a sane person to WANT to hold his own on the
front lines.  Rear lines, that's the place for me.

Fratsfa Slave.  Hmm, do you suppose the Fratsfans send them here to lull us into a
false sense of security, and one of these days they're going to ATTACK?  It'd be just
LIKE those sneaky Andorians. -- Angus Argus, prepared to exercise acute vigilance
against this possibility

Mandolin Wind -- You should thank me for that.  It isn't every gladiator who can
spend a few days resting without his manager kicking up a fuss. -- Brenna

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TOURNEY SCUM bested DRENDAN O'KAI in a 2 minute mismatched Title fight.
BRENNA lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 4 minute brutal battle.
BILDIS overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute bloody mismatched duel.
ANGUS ARGUS was overpowered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
EVINDAL devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW         3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -   3 -  3      88  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   7 -  0      68  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 557 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TOURNEY SCUM 3943          32   8  0  119 BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)
SLASHING ATTACK  DRENDAN O'KAI 4030         12   4  0   90 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BILDIS 3978.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
DRENDAN O'KAI 4030.  The ten other most popular fighters were BRENNA 3995, BILDIS 
3978, EVINDAL 4040, TOURNEY SCUM 3943, ANGUS ARGUS 4032,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ANGUS ARGUS 4032.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TOURNEY SCUM 3943, EVINDAL 4040, BILDIS 3978, BRENNA 3995, 
DRENDAN O'KAI 4030,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 47 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                   LAND OF FLUSH (11-4373) of CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
                    LORD KRONOS (11-6111) of MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
                         NATAS (11-6531) of DO IT AGAIN (565)
                      TOTTI (17-5991) of ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
                 SIXTH SICK SHIEK (18-2940) of TONGUE TWISTERS (265)
                    SOLSBURY HILL (18-8558) of STREET PIZZA (106)
                        CAFFREY'S (21-4748) of REAL BEER (424)
                         LEE (30-4255) of LHI'S ANGELS (406)
                    PRIVATE ROOM (31-3620) of MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
                      OBERON (31-6133) of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (615)
                  PADISHAR CREEL (36-2208) of BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
                      BLUE-GREY (55-3370) of ALL AMERICAN (362)
                    RUBBER KNIFE (57-2546) of USELESS TOOLS (345)
                       SVETLANA (57-4040) of MORDYKR KEEP (466)
                DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (68-4666) of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (447)
                  CATASTROPHE (71-6273) of THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (708)
                        BIGFACE (82-237) of RUPTURE FARMS (43)
                        SHORT-TEMER (82-980) of LIFESPAN (165)
                        FOGGED IN (82-1298) of TEMPE '99 (225)
                           SINISTER (82-3298) of EVIL (450)
                        I-10 (82-5256) of TRIP TO TEMPE (711)
                   CAL RIPPER JR (82-6799) of ORIOLE MADNESS (967)
                 TINY ARCHIBALD (82-8174) of THE POINT GUARDS (1183)
                     LARG JOHN (82-8616) of THE MUSIC MAN (1256)
                          0002 (82-13973) of JAN 2002 (2073)
                    DEIRDRE (82-15176) of TOADS OF AMBER 2 (2276)
                 OOPSIDIDITAGAIN (82-15292) of LUROCIANS XVII (2294)
                    TV EATS MY LIFE (82-17438) of RESCUE ME (2667)
                   FLUFFY BUNNY (82-18105) of OFFENDED SANDY (2774)
                  COLLEEN (82-18383) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1305 (2828)
                 ICHIRO TRICKLE (82-19442) of NASCAR NINJAS II (3009)
                    STURM PYRE (82-19644) of DARK TOADS 03A (3046)
                     BOTTACELLI (82-22958) of HER ALTEREGO (3659)
                   UNHOLY GERBIL (82-24046) of CROSS BREED! (3837)
                       HANA (82-24461) of 4-LETTER GIRLS (3901)
                    TEEVELLA (82-24954) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (3983)
                         1001 (82-25095) of DUMB PUDS (4011)
                OPEN UP, POLICE (82-25801) of DONT ANSWER THAT (4148)
              CRACKED AND LEAKING (82-28597) of STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657)
                     VAMPIRE (82-29366) of DARK TOADS 04V (4791)
                      WYVERN (82-29373) of DARK TOADS 04W (4792)
                  MEGALODON (82-32285) of DEVILS OF THE DEEP (5329)
                     CONCRETE (82-33162) of LUROCIANS III (5473)
                  DESSERT (82-34664) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1505 (5709)
                TURNIP TORNEDO (82-35257) of GARDEN OF EVIL II (5807)
                            XRIS (82-36974) of WOW (6113)
                        FREAKSHOW (82-38749) of 072905O (6445)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes