DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/03/2010    Duedate: 03/16/2010

MURSKA ARENA

DM-35    TURN-612

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ORION
ON THE ROCKS (175)
(35-2465) [13-13-2,144]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ORION                          THE LION KING
ON THE ROCKS (175)             IN THE JUNGLE (378)
(35-2465) [13-13-2,144]        (35-4124) [4-1-0,72]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUCY JORDAN                    SECOND WATCH
URBAN JUNGLE (259)             SEA DOGS (377)
(35-2669) [14-29-0,95]         (35-4166) [3-1-0,26]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ON THE ROCKS (175)          22
2. URBAN JUNGLE (259)          17      SEA DOGS (377)
3. IN THE JUNGLE (378)         15      Unchartered Team
4. BAD GUYS (381)               8
5. SEA DOGS (377)               7      IN THE JUNGLE (378)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SEA DOGS (377)            29  15  2 65.9   1/ 1 ON THE ROCKS (175)        8  7 0
 2- 2*SHINING PATH (379)        21  15  3 58.3   2/ 2 URBAN JUNGLE (259)        8  7 0
 3/ 5*IN THE JUNGLE (378)        4   3  0 57.1   3/ 3 SEA DOGS (377)            6  3 1
 4/ 4 URBAN JUNGLE (259)       108 104  6 50.9   4- 4*SHINING PATH (379)        5  5 1
 5/ 3*BAD GUYS (381)            14  14  0 50.0   5/ 5*BAD GUYS (381)            5  6 0
 6/ 6 ON THE ROCKS (175)       145 151  7 49.0   6/ 6 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)    4 11 0
 7/ 7 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)   782 %1049 24 42.7   7/ 7*IN THE JUNGLE (378)       3  0 0
 8- 8*SKI-BUM 35 (299)           2   3  0 40.0   8- 8*SKI-BUM 35 (299)          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 638): RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 640): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 511): AVENGING ANTELOPE of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 634): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 636): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 628): GRISHORT HURM of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 629): FARM WEEKLY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 626): JAILYN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 314): KOLUM MAROD of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 622): BILL P. GORE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 619): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 611): ORION of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 574): PRINCE CONNOR of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 292): WALRUS of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 286): VYNMORGATH of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 273): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 501): BALZEC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 488): IMOTO-CHAN of EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 468): CHAM DUGAN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 465): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 221): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 425): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 418): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 411): DEVONSHIRE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 527): JEANNE D'ARC of GORGEOUS GOBLINS (Bartender, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 638): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 640): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 511): THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 634): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 636): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 628): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 629): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 626): TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 314): THE KINDRED (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 622): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 619): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 611): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 574): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 292): ASAIRE (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 286): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All-Winning, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 273): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 501): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 488): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 468): DOCTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 465): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 221): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 425): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 418): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 411): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 527): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 627): SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 625): MAD DOG of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 621): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 611): EVINDAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 292): WALRUS of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 273): KIRLA LORVIN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 501): BALZEC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 485): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 468): CHAM DUGAN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 465): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 410): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon MURSKA, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  URBAN JUNGLE posted a nice gain, to come in 2nd.  
Everybody loves a winner...  Practice pays for RED HOOK, who pummelled GRINCH, to 
pocket 18 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, THE LION KING was 
winsome, after beating ST MAGDALENE and seeing her lose 12 points.  ORION 
successfully staved off a grab for the roses by FROSTBITE of URBAN JUNGLE.  Does 
MURSKA have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  Word has it one team in MURSKA 
is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.  
     So much to report, so little time!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in 
URBAN JUNGLE are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  As a 
woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of ON THE ROCKS, so did that sorry team 
shy from URBAN JUNGLE If challenges were horses, FARTIOR could open up a fast food 
joint!  Word has it SAZERAC suffered a romantic setback.  Note how he challenged 
HAMMERHEAD, 31 points his senior.  HAMMERHEAD had a quite go of it, putting SAZERAC 
in his place.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen 
into an unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in MURSKA is the highlight of my life.  Keep those 
sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I 
now bid MURSKA farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORION 2465                   13  13  2   144       ON THE ROCKS (175)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRENDAL 4082                 15  16  0    98       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 FARTIOR 2412                 20   7  0    97       ON THE ROCKS (175)
 LUCY JORDAN 2669             14  29  0    95       URBAN JUNGLE (259)
 FROSTBITE 4038               14   5  0    95       URBAN JUNGLE (259)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANDOLIN WIND 3489           14  11  2    90       URBAN JUNGLE (259)
 HAREC O'KAI 4064             13  22  0    73       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 TAMRA KAI 4109               11  10  0    73       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 THE LION KING 4124            4   1  0    72       IN THE JUNGLE (378)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICICLE 4118                   7   5  0    63       URBAN JUNGLE (259)
 HAMMERHEAD 4129               8   5  2    59       SEA DOGS (377)
 PELICAN EEL 4116              4   2  0    59       SEA DOGS (377)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MODRANECT 4145                7   4  0    51       URBAN JUNGLE (259)
 ST MAGDALENE 4144             6   6  0    51       ON THE ROCKS (175)
 MAIRE MCANGUS 4105           11  15  1    49       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AXAZOH 4134                   5   1  1    38       SHINING PATH (379)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED HOOK 4182                 3   3  0    27       ON THE ROCKS (175)
-STARGAZER 4130                4   0  0    26       SEA DOGS (377)
 SECOND WATCH 4166             3   1  0    26       SEA DOGS (377)
 SAZERAC 4185                  2   2  1    24       ON THE ROCKS (175)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TED BUNDY 4180                4   2  0    22       BAD GUYS (381)
-OCIEL 4137                    4   4  1    17       SHINING PATH (379)
 GRINCH 4184                   2   1  0    17       BAD GUYS (381)
-BROKEN ANVIL 3073             1   0  0    17       SKI-BUM 35 (299)
-DEMON 1 4183                  2   3  1    16       SHINING PATH (379)
 THE JOKER 4176                2   4  0    16       BAD GUYS (381)
-FREAKY 3072                   1   0  0    13       SKI-BUM 35 (299)
 VOLDEMORT 4194                1   0  0    13       BAD GUYS (381)
-RAGING RHINO 4126             0   2  0    10       IN THE JUNGLE (378)
-WICKED WITCH 4179             1   4  0     7       BAD GUYS (381)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WILEY COYOTE 4178       3  2 0 BAD GUYS 381         AXAZOH 4134           610   
BATAZ 4139              5  1 0 SHINING PATH 379     HAMMERHEAD 4129       609  REVENGED
SETESAM 4136            4  2 0 SHINING PATH 379     HAMMERHEAD 4129       611   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Setesam and Shining Path -- There is probably a lesson in there somewhere.  Something
about tempting fate with repeated bloodfeud challenges after you were already
successful.  Don't worry, though, I was never good with lessons either. -- Hammerhead

The Lion King -- Don't look now, but we just did this. -- Maire McAngus
P.S.  Congratulations on having the tv challenge to use.

St Magdalene -- I don't see what rocks have to do with it, but I guess it was a good
fight, as fights go. -- Evindal

Orion -- Quite a dance there!  Next time, use the facilities before the fight. --
Brendal

Lucy Jordan -- Jungle Girl, huh?  Thanks for the skills. -- Tamra Kai

Icicle -- Got plenty of those around, been knocking 'em off the eaves so they don't
startle us out of a year's growth when they fall spontaneously. -- Harec O'Kai

9 February 10
All -- I know you all thought the old Wiz that is Fiz went off to die somewhere.
Well, I didn't.  Now I'm back to befuddle and frustrate you with my senseless
ramblings.  I look forward to reconnecting with all my old friends and enemies alike.
-- Fizban the Famous

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE LION KING devastated ST MAGDALENE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
FARTIOR overcame EVINDAL in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge match.
SAZERAC was vanquished by HAMMERHEAD in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
ORION savagely defeated FROSTBITE in a exciting 1 minute bloody Title fight.
BRENDAL viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 2 minute veteran's duel.
LUCY JORDAN devastated PELICAN EEL in a action packed 1 minute one-sided competition.
MANDOLIN WIND won victory over TAMRA KAI in a popular 1 minute gruesome expert's duel.
HAREC O'KAI slimly lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
ICICLE overpowered MAIRE MCANGUS in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
MODRANECT overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided match.
THE JOKER was viciously subdued by SECOND WATCH in a crowd pleasing 8 minute conflict.
RED HOOK demolished GRINCH in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
VOLDEMORT handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        13 -   3 -  2      81  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  15 -  1      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  12 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  19 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  13 -  2      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   8 -  0      27  |

Turn 612 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     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      FARTIOR 2412               20   7  0   97 ON THE ROCKS (175)
SLASHING ATTACK  FROSTBITE 4038             14   5  0   95 URBAN JUNGLE (259)
LUNGING ATTACK   MANDOLIN WIND 3489         14  11  2   90 URBAN JUNGLE (259)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TAMRA KAI 4109             11  10  0   73 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
AIMED BLOW       THE LION KING 4124          4   1  0   72 IN THE JUNGLE (378)
BASHING ATTACK   HAMMERHEAD 4129             8   5  2   59 SEA DOGS (377)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LUCY JORDAN 2669.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SECOND WATCH 4166.  The ten other most popular fighters were BRENDAL 4082, 
THE LION KING 4124, LUCY JORDAN 2669, ORION 2465, MANDOLIN WIND 3489, HAREC O'KAI 
4064, ICICLE 4118, HAMMERHEAD 4129, MODRANECT 4145, and RED HOOK 4182.

The least popular fighter this week was GRINCH 4184.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MAIRE MCANGUS 4105, PELICAN EEL 4116, FROSTBITE 4038, SAZERAC 4185, THE 
JOKER 4176, TAMRA KAI 4109, FARTIOR 2412, ST MAGDALENE 4144, VOLDEMORT 4194, and RED 
HOOK 4182.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MANDOLIN WIND (35-3489) URBAN JUNGLE (259)

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

EVINDAL (35-4040) CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)