DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/02/2011    Duedate: 03/15/2011

MURSKA ARENA

DM-35    TURN-638

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HAMMERHEAD
SEA DOGS (377)
(35-4129) [19-17-2,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HAMMERHEAD                     TURKEY TARTARE
SEA DOGS (377)                 THANKSGIVING HORROR (383)
(35-4129) [19-17-2,99]         (35-4229) [3-0-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LORD SNOW                      KELLY GALL
URBAN JUNGLE (259)             CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
(35-4200) [11-10-0,44]         (35-4236) [4-2-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ON THE ROCKS (175)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. URBAN JUNGLE (259)          26
2. THANKSGIVING HORROR (383)   22      ERRATA (371)
3. SEA DOGS (377)              15      Unchartered Team
4. ERRATA (371)                13
5. ON THE ROCKS (175)          -3THANKSGIVING HORROR (383)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*THANKSGIVING HORRO (383)   5   1  0 83.3   1/ 1 ON THE ROCKS (175)       11  4 0
 2/ 3 ERRATA (371)              14   9  0 60.9   2/ 3 URBAN JUNGLE (259)        7  8 2
 3/ 2 SEA DOGS (377)            81  55  8 59.6   3/ 5*THANKSGIVING HORRO (383)  5  1 0
 4/ 4 ON THE ROCKS (175)       217 202 11 51.8   4/ 2 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)    5  9 0
 5/ 5 URBAN JUNGLE (259)       161 166 14 49.2   5/ 4 SEA DOGS (377)            3  6 2
 6/ 6 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)   842 %1116 27 43.0   6/ 6 ERRATA (371)              2  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 664): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 666): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 563): STONEDOG of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 660): VARICK of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 662): SARDO GRACKEL of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 654): SEXTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 655): HAIR IN SINK of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 329): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 652): TRINKET of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 627): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 648): SLITHER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 645): HELEN KELLER of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 637): ST MAGDALENE of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 596): DANIEL SILVERLOCK of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 305): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 299): ACE FREHLEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 286): DIRANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 527): ERBIN GOETZ of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 512): CATIPILLAR of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 494): VONNER WESS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 489): SSSKAH of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 234): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 450): -.... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 444): QUEEN of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 467): SJS of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 553): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 664): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 666): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 563): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 660): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 662): MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 654): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 655): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 329): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 652): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 645): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 645): HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 637): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 596): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 305): STREET WALKERS (Roadkil, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 299): OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 286): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 526): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 512): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 494): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 489): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 234): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 450): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 444): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 437): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 553): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 661): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 655): MILK IS OUT of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 652): TRINKET of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 527): ERBIN GOETZ of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 511): GARM of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 488): HARLEQUIN of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 443): BRASELL of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for TURKEY TARTARE, who flew up 16 points in 
the rankings after mashing KELLY GALL like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And 
falling like a basher in the top ten was KELLY GALL, who dropped 12 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with TURKEY TARTARE.  In front of all the 
crowds, HAMMERHEAD took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two 
weeks.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that URBAN JUNGLE was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of URBAN JUNGLE's 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch ON THE ROCKS' 
act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from URBAN 
JUNGLE.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, KAILIE RHINN would be 
president.  Although it may be a contest she doesn't want to win.  DECEMBRE of URBAN 
JUNGLE had better have a good reason for challenging down 12 points in a challenge 
which she won.  I thought DECEMBRE showed great skill and promise when she overcame 
KAILIE RHINN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  This week 11-9-3 ABEL BROWN was sent to the 
Dark Arena.  I know a lot of fighters with similar records who might take notice of 
this.  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  Silly 
buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the MURSKA giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya next time 
I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAMMERHEAD 4129              19  17  2    99       SEA DOGS (377)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SECOND WATCH 4166            12   5  0   113       SEA DOGS (377)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OBAN 4213                     9   3  0    90       ON THE ROCKS (175)
 ST MAGDALENE 4144            18  19  0    79       ON THE ROCKS (175)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DECEMBRE 4197                14   8  1    66       URBAN JUNGLE (259)
 BANFF 4203                   12   7  3    62       ON THE ROCKS (175)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FROZEN IMAGE 4227             4   3  1    45       URBAN JUNGLE (259)
 LORD SNOW 4200               11  10  0    44       URBAN JUNGLE (259)
 KAILIE RHINN 4195             8  18  0    42       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TURKEY TARTARE 4229           3   0  0    32       THANKSGIVING HORROR (383)
 SELENE 4029                   2   0  0    32       ERRATA (371)
 SKADI 4216                    2   9  2    31       URBAN JUNGLE (259)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TARRAN O'HAREC 4219           7   4  0    25       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KELLY GALL 4236               4   2  0    21       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 OVEN OUTAGE 4232              2   1  0    16       THANKSGIVING HORROR (383)
 RABEL 4246                    2   1  0    10       ON THE ROCKS (175)
-ALARM 4215                    0   1  0     7       ERRATA (371)
 NOEL 4239                     1   3  0     6       URBAN JUNGLE (259)
 BRACKLA 4251                  1   0  0     6       ON THE ROCKS (175)
 RHIERRAH 4252                 0   1  0     1       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DINNIAN 4237            3  2 0 CHILDREN OF LLYR 141 SKADI 4216            637   
KORMEK AP KAI 4247      1  1 0 CHILDREN OF LLYR 141 SKADI 4216            638   
ABEL BROWN 4191        11  9 3 SEA DOGS 377         STONE GOLEM           638  NONE
MAN OVERBOARD 4250      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 377         MOUNTAIN TROLL        638  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Abel Brown -- You keep them monsters busy! -- On the Rocks

Skadi -- On a roll, eh? -- On the Rocks

All -- All we learned last turn was one lousy initiative skill.  That's .2 skills per
warrior.  What's with you people?  Afraid to teach us something? -- On the Rocks

Children of LLyr and Urban Jungle -- Would you like a private arena where you only
fight each other? -- On the Rocks

Turkey Tartare -- There's something fishy about you, and I'm not talking about the
hidden FE.  Do us proud in the mail-in, will you? -- Rabel

Hammerhead -- I smell sandbagger but I will not complain.  You've just single-
handedly helped me to graduation. -- St Magdalene

I beat a convicted assassin!  Felt so much better (and more ethical) than a beggar or
slave. -- Oban

Frozen Image -- You don't want to be frozen when someone is banffing you. -- Banff

     Gosh, absolutely not!  Your toes might fall off!

All -- Sorry, no Duelmaster Column this turn either.  But if you let me stick around
up here for one more turn, I promise you I will write one. -- St Magdalene

St Magdalene -- Way to go, sister! -- Tamra Kai

Decembre -- Not my month, obviously. -- Kailie Rhinn

Skadi -- I wasn't clutching my wound, dammit.  That would be a pointless thing to do.
I was trying to get my cemetery card out of my helmet. -- Ghost of Dinnian

Noel -- Gotcha! -- Tarran O'Harec
P.S.  Jorja says that isn't enough of a personal, but I say it was my fight, and I
can give it the personal I want to.

Lord Snow -- You may be victorious NOW, but spring is really close, and you will
MELT. -- Kelly Gall

Lot of you Urban Jungles around here.  I didn't think we were that urban, and
definitely not climatically suited to a jungle. -- Jorja

Well, I suppose I could make a worse beginning than victory over a Persistent Beggar.
-- Kormek ap Kai

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ABEL BROWN was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 5 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAN OVERBOARD was murdered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
DECEMBRE demolished KAILIE RHINN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SKADI butchered KORMEK AP KAI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TURKEY TARTARE subdued KELLY GALL in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
OVEN OUTAGE viciously subdued NOEL in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
SELENE bested TARRAN O'HAREC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody Challenge match.
ST MAGDALENE was overpowered by HAMMERHEAD in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
OBAN viciously subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
BANFF defeated LORD SNOW in a action packed 1 minute duel.
FROZEN IMAGE defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 5 minute brutal fight.
RABEL overcame MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute novice's bout.
BRACKLA subdued RHIERRAH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   4 -  3      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  10 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  11 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  13 -  4      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   9 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   6 -  0      33  |

Turn 638 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   HAMMERHEAD 4129            19  17  2   99 SEA DOGS (377)
AIMED BLOW       OBAN 4213                   9   3  0   90 ON THE ROCKS (175)
WALL OF STEEL    DECEMBRE 4197              14   8  1   66 URBAN JUNGLE (259)
SLASHING ATTACK  FROZEN IMAGE 4227           4   3  1   45 URBAN JUNGLE (259)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LORD SNOW 4200.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ABEL BROWN 4191.  The ten other most popular fighters were KELLY GALL 4236, OVEN 
OUTAGE 4232, OBAN 4213, SELENE 4029, BANFF 4203, BRACKLA 4251, DECEMBRE 4197, FROZEN 
IMAGE 4227, LORD SNOW 4200, and RABEL 4246.

The least popular fighter this week was ST MAGDALENE 4144.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TARRAN O'HAREC 4219, NOEL 4239, KORMEK AP KAI 4247, MAN 
OVERBOARD 4250, RHIERRAH 4252, HAMMERHEAD 4129, TURKEY TARTARE 4229, SKADI 4216, 
KAILIE RHINN 4195, and RABEL 4246.

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

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

                      JAVA THE HUTT (11-7084) COFFEE WARS  (608)  
                       ACE FREHLEY (47-3669) ROYAL FLUSH  (48)  
                     PUSSY GALORE (82-9062) ROYAL FELINES  (1334)  
                  IMMACULATE (82-35293) SUPERIOR FORCES 4503  (5814)
                     FAT PANTS (82-39862) HAPPY HOLIDAYS  (6631) 
                    TROUE BIDE (82-46080) SACS DE SABLE 3  (7727) 
                     MAD MAX (82-56014) THE WILLBURYS 77  (9435) 
                        CALEB (84-2901) OF WOLF & MAN 5  (573)  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes