DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/14/2010    Duedate: 04/27/2010

MURSKA ARENA

DM-35    TURN-615

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUCY JORDAN                    ICICLE
URBAN JUNGLE (259)             URBAN JUNGLE (259)
(35-2669) [14-32-0,78]         (35-4118) [8-7-0,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BAD GUYS (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)      56
2. BAD GUYS (381)              24      BAD GUYS (381)
3. ON THE ROCKS (175)          16      Unchartered Team
4. SEA DOGS (377)               0
5. IN THE JUNGLE (378)          0      WISH YOU WERE BEER (300)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SEA DOGS (377)            30  16  2 65.2   1/ 3 BAD GUYS (381)            8  0 0
 2- 2*IN THE JUNGLE (378)        5   3  0 62.5   2/ 4 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)    8  7 0
 3/ 3 BAD GUYS (381)            22  14  0 61.1   3/ 1 URBAN JUNGLE (259)        7  7 1
 4/ 4 URBAN JUNGLE (259)       115 111  7 50.9   4/ 2 ON THE ROCKS (175)        5  9 0
 5/ 5 ON THE ROCKS (175)       150 160  7 48.4   5- 6*IN THE JUNGLE (378)       1  0 0
 6/ 6 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)   790 %1056 24 42.8   6- 5 SEA DOGS (377)            1  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 641): LIP GLOSS of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 643): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 517): ROBERTO LEATHAM of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 637): STARIEL of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 639): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 631): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 632): FARM WEEKLY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 629): WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 316): SINGALEK of THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 625): BILL P. GORE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 622): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE
                                                     (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 614): FROSTBITE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 577): PRINCE CONNOR of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 293): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 287): RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 274): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 504): FREM HARID of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 491): PERFECT SNOTLING of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 471): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 467): LOEKER SMITH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 223): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 428): SPARTAN 1 of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 421): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 414): DEVONSHIRE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 530): NATAS of DO IT AGAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 641): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 624): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 517): HARRY POTTER AND THE (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 637): RAINBOW CONNECTION (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 639): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 631): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 631): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 629): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 316): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 625): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 622): DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 614): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 577): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 293): ASAIRE (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 287): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 274): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 504): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 491): THE BROTHERHOOD (Godric Magnesson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 471): DOCTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 467): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 223): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 428): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 421): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 414): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 530): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 637): STARIEL of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 631): SALARA LORMIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 630): YAREK ZORN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): SECI of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 315): KOLUM MAROD of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 614): FROSTBITE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
               (turn 613): ORION of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 576): BITT BETRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 292): WALRUS of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 274): HOOPS of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
                  (turn 273): KIRLA LORVIN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 503): RIA ROSEDANCER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 465): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Notes from the champ's manager

     Bit of a strange bird, this one.  It's probably the first warrior I graduate
that I really don't know all that much about, or have taken that great an interest in
throughout his advancement through the ranks.
     When I first designed him I almost sent him to the DA right away, but thought
that with the stats 13-6-13-11-21-11-10 I should at least give him a chance on
account of the 21 WL, and that if he won, I'd keep running him.  Well, he matched up
extremely well to the warriors that he initially shared brackets with, and slowly
built up the rather impressive record of 12-1-0.  At that point mediocrity and
opponents that matched up better caught up with him, and he's gone 50 percent ever
since.  Of course, once he had made it to 13 fights I thought that I might as well
graduate him, and here he is.
     Turns out he has pretty nice faves: VH/Low, Scimitar, favoring attack skills.  I
don't think I ever used anything BUT the scimitar with him, so kudos to myself on so
skillfully picking that one out.  He'll graduate with only an Adex Att, and an Exp
Init, so he'd probably be bait in ADM.  My initial thought is to retire him after
graduation, but who knows?  Perhaps I'll give him a shot to prove his worth?  Worked
out well for him last time.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
MURSKA.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Say 
good-bye to URBAN JUNGLE, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the 
BAD GUYS stable.  It looks like the guys(?) at CHILDREN OF LLYR had a good week as 
they went 4-1-0 to put them in 2nd place.  I guess steroids help!  Hey everybody, 
watch out for MAIRE MCANGUS, who flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing 
VETERAN MERCENARY like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  ST MAGDALENE was bested by ICICLE and drops 2 
points.  What does the Duelmaster and Piltdown Man have in common?  They are both the 
most challenged apes in human history!  Heyheyhey!  FARTIOR got through to the 
Duelmaster this turn.  No doubt she was more than anxious to kick FROSTBITE's tail 
out of the throne!  Our battling duelmaster FROSTBITE has managed to hold the title, 
fending off FARTIOR's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, ON THE ROCKS. 
Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad ON THE  ROCKS?  Big bad ON THE 
ROCKS.  Big bad ON THE ROCKS.  MURSKA's afraid of the big bad ON THE ROCKS.  Tra la 
la la la!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause BAD 
GUYS beats feet every time ON THE ROCKS smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Getting 
lots of flowers from sympathetic fans was TAMRA KAI, who was successfully challenged 
by LUCY JORDAN who had a mere 23 points more than TAMRA KAI.  Well LUCY JORDAN, just 
can't get an easy fight anymore can you?  You thought challenging down 23 points to 
TAMRA KAI would be fun.  Right?  Wrong!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Remember:  alliances are great, 
but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  See ya 
next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FARTIOR 2412                 22   8  0    98       ON THE ROCKS (175)
 BRENDAL 4082                 16  18  0    98       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAREC O'KAI 4064             15  23  0    89       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 TAMRA KAI 4109               13  11  0    87       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 MAIRE MCANGUS 4105           14  15  1    86       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
-THE LION KING 4124            5   1  0    85       IN THE JUNGLE (378)
 LUCY JORDAN 2669             14  32  0    78       URBAN JUNGLE (259)
-HAMMERHEAD 4129               9   5  2    68       SEA DOGS (377)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PELICAN EEL 4116              4   3  0    58       SEA DOGS (377)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICICLE 4118                   8   7  0    54       URBAN JUNGLE (259)
 VOLDEMORT 4194                4   0  0    45       BAD GUYS (381)
 ST MAGDALENE 4144             6   9  0    37       ON THE ROCKS (175)
-GRINCH 4184                   4   1  0    37       BAD GUYS (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAZERAC 4185                  3   4  1    33       ON THE ROCKS (175)
 MODRANECT 4145                8   6  1    31       URBAN JUNGLE (259)
-STARGAZER 4130                4   0  0    26       SEA DOGS (377)
-SECOND WATCH 4166             3   1  0    26       SEA DOGS (377)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE JOKER 4176                4   4  0    22       BAD GUYS (381)
-TED BUNDY 4180                4   2  0    22       BAD GUYS (381)
 WICKED WITCH 4179             2   4  0    11       BAD GUYS (381)
 DECEMBRE 4197                 1   0  0    11       URBAN JUNGLE (259)
-RAGING RHINO 4126             0   2  0    10       IN THE JUNGLE (378)
 KAILIE RHINN 4195             0   3  0     3       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MORTLACH 4199           0  1 0 ON THE ROCKS 175     HIGH ELF              615  NONE
RED HOOK 4182           3  4 0 ON THE ROCKS 175     MODRANECT 4145        613  JUST REVENGED
SETESAM 4136            4  2 0 SHINING PATH 379     HAMMERHEAD 4129       611  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kailie -- I just LOVE messing around with beautiful girls.  I do!  Know what I mean?
(wink)  This time I sent The Joker out to substitute for me while I am in Tempe
checking out the Az Gals.  Nice! -- Ted Bundy

Persistent beggar -- You should not have said my name, Bud! -- Voldemort

Sazerac -- Nine in my last two!  THANKS!  I, on the other hand, hope I DO run into
you in the tournament. -- Grinch

Jorja and Children -- Your new goal is to graduate a 3 CN, 3 WL triple 21 Aimer to
the Isle out of Murska.  Good luck.  I may just have The Bad Guys stick around to see
what they can do to spoil your quest.  (wink) -- Mr. Bad Guy

Grinch -- Why are stalkers always terrible teachers? -- Sazerac

     Too obsessed?

Modranect -- Guess that was a little unfair, but it felt really good.  You can be
glad I didn't bring out my fave weapon, the morning star. -- Orion

Lucy Jordan -- While I was standing there, waiting for you to drop, I glanced around
the arena.  Do you know what I saw?  It was pity.  The spectators pitied us.  I think
they want to see us graduate already.  What do you say?  Time to go? -- Fartior
P.S.. Thanks for the parry skills. Haven\'t learned any of those in half a year.

Jugger -- Geez, you didn't leave many awards for the rest of us. -- Bartender

Maire McAngus -- That rating will come in handy.  Thank you! -- St Magdalene

No fair!  Sent to the Dark Arena without getting a shot in the arena.  I have a
feeling I have survived the Dark Arena, though.  In your face, Bartender! -- Mortlach

Frostbite -- Congrats on the throne and the invite.  Now, leave the throne to the
team it belongs. -- Fartior and On the Rocks

Bartender -- Sending in the big guns, eh?  How 'bout you let one of your other guys
try? -- Modranect

Fartior -- This is getting tad tiresome. -- Lucy Jordan

Orion -- What's keeping me?  Your scummy stablemate for one. -- Lucy Jordan

Duelmaster, eh?  Wasn't expecting that, nor the invite.  Probably a one way ticket
into retirement for me though.  Anyone hiring? -- Frostbite

Frostbite -- You make it hard to keep a grip on my weapons. -- Brendal

Icicle -- What is it with you Urban Junglites?  Winter is OVER.  We've got full-on
spring here now. -- Tamra Kai

St Magdalene -- Guys talk about how wonderful saints are, but, you know, they don't
want to take them on dates.  You need to get an alternate identity. -- Maire McAngus

The Joker -- You are such a bad guy! -- Kailie Rhinn

And a Kung-Fu Master to round out our day.  Could be worse. -- Harec O'Kai

Fartior -- Luck and maybe a little judicious bribery. -- Brendal

Our congratulations to Frostbite. -- Jorja and the Children of Llyr

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MORTLACH was dealt death by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SAZERAC devastated MODRANECT in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
FARTIOR was viciously subdued by FROSTBITE in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge match.
LUCY JORDAN was bested by TAMRA KAI in a exciting 3 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
BRENDAL bested KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal veteran's duel.
MAIRE MCANGUS devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
HAREC O'KAI vanquished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ICICLE defeated ST MAGDALENE in a action packed 3 minute gory duel.
VOLDEMORT overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute uneven match.
WICKED WITCH outlasted OSKSI NOBLE in a tiresome 7 minute fight.
THE JOKER outlasted CONVICTED THIEF in a 7 minute master vs. amateur competition.
KAILIE RHINN was demolished by DECEMBRE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        12 -   2 -  1      86  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  17 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  12 -  2      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  14 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  13 -  1      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   7 -  1      42  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   9 -  0      40  |

Turn 615 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       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      FARTIOR 2412               22   8  0   98 ON THE ROCKS (175)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TAMRA KAI 4109             13  11  0   87 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
SLASHING ATTACK  ICICLE 4118                 8   7  0   54 URBAN JUNGLE (259)
BASHING ATTACK   VOLDEMORT 4194              4   0  0   45 BAD GUYS (381)
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 ICICLE 4118.  The ten other most popular fighters were BRENDAL 4082, LUCY 
JORDAN 2669, TAMRA KAI 4109, MAIRE MCANGUS 4105, VOLDEMORT 4194, SAZERAC 4185, HAREC 
O'KAI 4064, DECEMBRE 4197, MORTLACH 4199, and FARTIOR 2412.

The least popular fighter this week was WICKED WITCH 4179.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE JOKER 4176, MODRANECT 4145, KAILIE RHINN 4195, ST MAGDALENE 
4144, FARTIOR 2412, MORTLACH 4199, DECEMBRE 4197, HAREC O'KAI 4064, SAZERAC 4185, and 
VOLDEMORT 4194.

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

FROSTBITE (35-4038) URBAN JUNGLE (259)