DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/02/2009    Duedate: 09/15/2009

MURSKA ARENA

DM-35    TURN-599

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WHITE LIGHTNING
ON THE ROCKS (175)
(35-2528) [8-3-0,89]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FEEL THE BUZZ                  VAMPIRE SQUID
ON THE ROCKS (175)             SEA DOGS (377)
(35-2490) [8-3-0,101]          (35-4115) [3-0-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EVINDAL                        FEEL THE BUZZ
CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)         ON THE ROCKS (175)
(35-4040) [15-28-0,74]         (35-2490) [8-3-0,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LOST CAUSE (268)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHINING PATH (379)          46
2. ON THE ROCKS (175)          43      LOST CAUSE (268)
3. CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)      19      Unchartered Team
4. SEA DOGS (377)              10
5. URBAN JUNGLE (259)           0      SHINING PATH (379)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*SHINING PATH (379)         3   1  1 75.0   1/ 1 LOST CAUSE (268)          7  8 0
 2/ 1 LOST CAUSE (268)         406 329 32 55.2   2/ 2 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)    6  9 0
 3- 2 URBAN JUNGLE (259)        78  75  6 51.0   3/ 3*SEA DOGS (377)            5  6 0
 4/ 0 ON THE ROCKS (175)       108 126  6 46.2   4/ 0*SHINING PATH (379)        3  1 1
 5/ 3*SEA DOGS (377)             5   6  0 45.5   5/ 0 ON THE ROCKS (175)        3  2 0
 6/ 4 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)   759 %1007 24 43.0   6- 4 URBAN JUNGLE (259)        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 625): SEA LEGS of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 627): SOPHOCLES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 621): PIE EYED PIPER of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 623): SILVIA MINNO of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 620): URSILA VINE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 620): MODERN SCENE of THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 310): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 613): RED HOT CHILI of BOHICA (Scruffy, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 308): ULTHAR STORMHELM of THE STORM GUARDS (The Icelord)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 609): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 607): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 598): CIVIL of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 561): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 285): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): MOTHER TERESA of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 266): PETRA QUORD of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 488): PURPLE KITTEN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 475): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 455): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 452): CHIANA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 215): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 416): MOKO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 408): BEARSTONE KAI of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 398): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 514): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS ( ?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 625): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 627): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 621): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 622): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 620): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 620): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 310): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 613): VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 308): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 609): ANGELS OF PAIN (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 607): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 598): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 561): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 285): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 266): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 475): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 455): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 452): TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 215): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 416): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 408): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 398): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 514): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 621): PIE EYED PIPER of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 310): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 613): RED HOT CHILI of BOHICA (Scruffy, mgr.)
              (turn 612): LUNA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          A.A. SHOCK of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 609): ARTEMIDORUS IV of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 607): DARK JOURNEY of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
                       (turn 606): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): CHINA MILKMAID of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             IVAN POISY of SPOONERTICS (Spawn, mgr.)
                             MADAME BUTTERFLY of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
                 (turn 278): LURKING FEAR of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 265): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): CHARLIE EKSA of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 454): SAND MAGGOT of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 416): MOKO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 398): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in MURSKA this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  On their very first turn, SHINING PATH had a 
3-1-1, and with this kind of luck or skill, should do well.  Welcome to MURSKA.  And 
let's see, SETESAM fought HAMMERHEAD and gained 17 points and contributed to SHINING 
PATH's 3-1-1.  HAMMERHEAD has lost to SETESAM, falling 6 points, while helping make 
SEA DOGS a 1-2-0 turn.  And not without some honor, WHITE LIGHTNING now claims the 
title and throne of Duelmaster of MURSKA.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I 
hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Victory Tavern until 
they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that MURSKA has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, MURSKA, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in MURSKA and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in MURSKA again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE LIGHTNING 2528          8   3  0    89       ON THE ROCKS (175)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEEL THE BUZZ 2490            8   3  0   101       ON THE ROCKS (175)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PROMO 4057                   15   6  0    90       LOST CAUSE (268)
-MANDOLIN WIND 3489            9   4  2    87       URBAN JUNGLE (259)
 SLOWGO 4077                  13   4  0    84       LOST CAUSE (268)
 FARTIOR 2412                 10   4  0    79       ON THE ROCKS (175)
 CIVIL 4053                   15  11  1    77       LOST CAUSE (268)
 EVINDAL 4040                 15  28  0    74       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
-LUCY JORDAN 2669             10  21  0    70       URBAN JUNGLE (259)
 BRENDAL 4082                  8  10  0    68       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAREC O'KAI 4064             11  11  0    66       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAIRE MCANGUS 4105            8   5  1    55       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 ORION 2465                    6   7  2    54       ON THE ROCKS (175)
-FROSTBITE 4038                6   1  0    51       URBAN JUNGLE (259)
 VAMPIRE SQUID 4115            3   0  0    40       SEA DOGS (377)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAMRA KAI 4109                4   4  0    30       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILBO 4106                    6   5  0    27       LOST CAUSE (268)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SETESAM 4136                  1   0  0    17       SHINING PATH (379)
 OCIEL 4137                    1   0  1    15       SHINING PATH (379)
-ICICLE 4118                   1   0  0    15       URBAN JUNGLE (259)
-PELICAN EEL 4116              1   0  0    15       SEA DOGS (377)
 BATAZ 4139                    1   0  0    11       SHINING PATH (379)
 HAMMERHEAD 4129               1   1  0     4       SEA DOGS (377)
 RUCKUS 4132                   0   2  0     2       LOST CAUSE (268)
-THAW 4117                     0   1  0     1       URBAN JUNGLE (259)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER        0  0 0                      OCIEL 4137            599  NONE
MOONSHINE 4141          0  1 0 ON THE ROCKS 175     SPYMASTER             599  NONE
MAN OVERBOARD 4140      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 377         BANDIT PRINCE         599  NONE
DA1 4138                0  1 0 SHINING PATH 379     WURM KIN              599  NONE
MODRANECT 4110          2  2 0 URBAN JUNGLE 259     MAIRE MCANGUS 4105    595  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Civil -- As if!  What good did civility ever do me? -- Evindal

Slowgo -- That sounds like something you'd feed to the horse of your rival in a race,
and then worry for fear someone would figure out you'd done it. -- Brendal

Promo -- Nope.  Not buying it. -- Harec O'Kai

Biblo -- Dear boy, you're too tall for the role. -- Maire McAngus

Vampire Squid -- Weird concept. -- Tamra Kai

26 August 09
     There has been a run lately of personals and columns turning up in the wrong
     arenas.  When you email in something, check and make sure you have the correct
     arena number!  It's easy for a finger to slip onto the wrong key.  When the
     receipt comes back, check again to be sure it went where you intended!
     Vigilance is your friend, and mine too. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MOONSHINE was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAN OVERBOARD was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DA1 was easily killed by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
CIVIL was savagely defeated by WHITE LIGHTNING in a 3 minute bloody Title duel.
PROMO bested EVINDAL in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
FEEL THE BUZZ savagely defeated SLOWGO in a crowd pleasing 3 minute competition.
FARTIOR defeated HAREC O'KAI in a 3 minute struggle.
BRENDAL beat ORION in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
MAIRE MCANGUS defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
BILBO was vanquished by VAMPIRE SQUID in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TAMRA KAI overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute uneven duel.
HAMMERHEAD was overpowered by SETESAM in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RUCKUS was handily defeated by BATAZ in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
OCIEL murdered MORDANT DESERTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW         1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -   9 -  1      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  1      33  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  12 -  0      29  |

Turn 599 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  WHITE LIGHTNING 2528        8   3  0   89 ON THE ROCKS (175)
LUNGING ATTACK   FEEL THE BUZZ 2490          8   3  0  101 ON THE ROCKS (175)
WALL OF STEEL    PROMO 4057                 15   6  0   90 LOST CAUSE (268)
TOTAL PARRY      SLOWGO 4077                13   4  0   84 LOST CAUSE (268)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CIVIL 4053                 15  11  1   77 LOST CAUSE (268)
PARRY-LUNGE      VAMPIRE SQUID 4115          3   0  0   40 SEA DOGS (377)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EVINDAL 4040.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FEEL THE BUZZ 2490.  The ten other most popular fighters were WHITE LIGHTNING 
2528, PROMO 4057, HAREC O'KAI 4064, CIVIL 4053, MAIRE MCANGUS 4105, TAMRA KAI 4109, 
SETESAM 4136, OCIEL 4137, EVINDAL 4040, and BRENDAL 4082.

The least popular fighter this week was RUCKUS 4132.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HAMMERHEAD 4129, BILBO 4106, FARTIOR 2412, SLOWGO 4077, DA1 4138, MAN 
OVERBOARD 4140, MOONSHINE 4141, BATAZ 4139, VAMPIRE SQUID 4115, and ORION 2465.