DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/13/2013    Duedate: 02/26/2013

MURSKA ARENA

DM-35    TURN-689

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GRINCH
BAD GUYS (381)
(35-4184) [16-2-1,149]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GRINCH                         MEL
BAD GUYS (381)                 SOUND (15)
(35-4184) [16-2-1,149]         (35-4408) [2-1-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MADON AP LLEW                  BLOWFISH
CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)         SEA DOGS (377)
(35-4261) [19-29-0,87]         (35-4342) [3-2-0,11]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SOUND (15)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SEA DOGS (377)              27
2. SOUND (15)                  23      BAD GUYS (381)
3. ERRATA (371)                17      Unchartered Team
4. CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)      12
5. BAD GUYS (381)               9      SOUND (15)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (395)   1   0  0  100   1/ 3*SOUND (15)                8  6 1
 2/ 2 BAD GUYS (381)            42  24  1 63.6   2/ 1 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)    8  7 0
 3/ 0 ERRATA (371)              15   9  0 62.5   3/ 2 SEA DOGS (377)            5  8 0
 4/ 3 HAPPY FUN TIME (361)      46  30  4 60.5   4/ 5 HAPPY FUN TIME (361)      4  2 0
 5- 4 BATTLE FROGS (388)        28  20  0 58.3   5/ 4 BAD GUYS (381)            3  0 0
 6/ 5 SEA DOGS (377)            99  92  9 51.8   6- 6*BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (395)  1  0 0
 7/ 7*SOUND (15)                13  15  1 46.4   7/ 0 ERRATA (371)              1  0 0
 8/ 6 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)   962 %1245 31 43.6   8- 7 BATTLE FROGS (388)        1  6 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 715): DEBARROWS of CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 717): HERMIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 665): ADELITA of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 711): LUCK DEVIL of THE DEVIL'S OWN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 713): GOLDPLATED of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 705): FENSTER GOLLY of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 706): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 355): LILY OF SARMATIA of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 703): THE CLEAR of ARCANE PHARMACY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 353): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 699): TRUST BUSTER 1 of SEGUE CARTEL (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 696): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 688): GRINCH of BAD GUYS (Mr. Bad Guy, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 644): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 330): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): SOUTH SPOON of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 311): MOLDAR NAY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 578): LINKIN LOGGER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 563): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 545): GRAHAM CRACKER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 540): LINDIS TYL SARRO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 260): MRALISSA LOON of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 501): KINVER TEN PALAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 495): XAVIER of RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 487): STEAMED MUSCLES of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 604): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 715): SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 717): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 665): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 711): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 713): SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 705): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 706): LORDS INC. (Lord Z, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 355): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 703): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 353): BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 699): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 696): SUMMERTEETH (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 688): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 647): EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 330): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): OBG! (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 311): LIFE IMAPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 578): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 563): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 545): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 540): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 260): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)_
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 501): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 495): SAND DANCERSS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 487): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 604): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 715): DEBARROWS of CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
              (turn 714): MIDNIGHT of BATTEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 355): POSTAGE of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 353): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 698): PAM DEMONIUM of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 696): JERK O'LANTERN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): LATKA of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                   (turn 323): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): MATH of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 577): MOE FROSTTOOTH of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 545): ARKAN BARNES of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 540): LINDIS TYL SARRO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I am Grinch, your favorite Duelmaster.  Usually I do not bother myself with such
menial things as a DM Column.  Especially since I am a sandbagger type, trying now to
graduate and add to The Consortium near 1000 grads.  I probably will.
     My main reason for writing, since I have mellowed in my old age, is to welcome
Trim and his Sounds back after all these years.  Trim, it is good to see you in
Alstari again.  Good luck to you.
     With that I close.  I am here to challenge, and am admittedly avoiding those
deepthroat-sandbaggers, Happy Fun Timers, like the plague.  That leaves, hopefully,
you, Madon.
                    Grinch, DMIV

                                      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!  We now 
have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  SOUND now holds the crown and 
they are betting they can keep it.  Hey everybody, watch out for SELENE, who flew up 
17 points in the rankings after mashing JOCK MACBEAGH like a melon.  Keep your eye on 
this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  JOCK MACBEAGH 
was defeated by SELENE and drops 7 points.  Unlike most arenas, GRINCH managed to get 
his challenge off against the 19-28-0 MADON AP LLEW.  Well, everybody's pal GRINCH 
moved his record to 16-2-1 by defeating MADON AP LLEW in the Duelmaster's Title Bout 
and gaining 9 recognition points.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get 
a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does MURSKA really have that 
many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause SOUND 
beats feet every time BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  And who 
is this MADON AP LLEW you ask, with 87 points and a 19-29-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I 
could tell!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Here's some advice:  warriors with little 
wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And remember, you can pick your 
friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRINCH 4184                  16   2  1   149       BAD GUYS (381)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SMILE WAFFLE 4278            13   0  1   178       HAPPY FUN TIME (361)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FREE CHEESE!! 4279            8   3  1    94       HAPPY FUN TIME (361)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HIGHWAY 420 3885             13   7  1    90       HAPPY FUN TIME (361)
 MADON AP LLEW 4261           19  29  0    87       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
-FURIOUS FROGPALER 4309        6   5  0    83       BATTLE FROGS (388)
 PRIVATEER 4264                7   1  0    79       SEA DOGS (377)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE DARK FROG 4347            7   3  0    62       BATTLE FROGS (388)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAVAGE BEATING 4339           9   4  0    53       HAPPY FUN TIME (361)
 SELENE 4029                   3   0  0    49       ERRATA (371)
 DEIRDRIE 4391                 5   1  0    48       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 JOCK MACBEAGH 4344           10  15  1    46       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
-DAYDREAM FROG 4348            6   3  0    40       BATTLE FROGS (388)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FINN MAC KARMEK 4388          4   2  0    32       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
-BURGLAR FROG 4357             4   1  0    32       BATTLE FROGS (388)
-MACE FACE FROG 4349           5   3  0    31       BATTLE FROGS (388)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEL 4408                      2   1  0    21       SOUND (15)
-THAK BONESNAP 4392            1   0  0    18       BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (395)
 WHISTLE 4406                  2   1  0    17       SOUND (15)
 HUM 4407                      2   1  1    15       SOUND (15)
-URCHIN 4338                   1   2  0    13       SEA DOGS (377)
-PONTIUS PILATE 4371           1   0  0    13       BAD GUYS (381)
 TAP 4415                      1   0  0    13       SOUND (15)
 SEAN AP KORMAK 4404           1   2  0    12       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 BLOWFISH 4342                 3   2  0    11       SEA DOGS (377)
-ALARM 4215                    0   1  0     7       ERRATA (371)
 TIMBRE 4409                   1   2  0     5       SOUND (15)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      HUM 4407              689  NONE
KORMAC AP RHINN 4324   12 13 0 CHILDREN OF LLYR 141 FREE CHEESE!! 4279    685  NONE
MAN OVERBOARD 4413      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 377         MISTRESS SHA'TYI      689  NONE
WOMAN OVERBOARD 4414    0  1 0 SEA DOGS 377         SHEWISH GIANT         689  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Trim and the Sounds -- Welcome back.  May your re-stay be long and prosperous. -- The
Bad Guys, Consortium affiliated

Daydream Frog -- Maybe if you'd pay attention... -- Privateer

THAK BONESNAP -- You hit hard!  Must be that Shewish Giant blood.  I will be ready
next time! -- Hum

FINN MAC KARMEK -- Well fought!  I keep telling MEL to wait until after the fight to
use the hand lotion.  If she had listened, maybe should wouldn't have dropped her
weapon.  But you must admit she does have a good round-house punch! -- Trim, Mgr of
Sound

BURGLAR FROG -- TIMBRE keeps asking me, "Did you see the size of that Frog?!"  Well,
I can't say I have, but I won't admit that to her.  She wants to fight you again.
We'll see. -- Trim, Mgr of Sound

Greetings back at a returning manager.  Always glad to see another team on the sands.
-- Jorja, Children of Llyr

The Dark Frog -- Maybe you need to lighten up a little? -- Madon ap Llew
P.S.  I wonder if that victory was due to the lingering traces of someone else's
strategy?

Savage Beating -- That may be YOUR idea of a "happy fun time," but it was not mine.
-- Deirdrie

Dangerous Criminals?  Who needs them? -- Jock MacBeagh

Mel -- That's a sound?  Oooo-kay.  Um.  How about you explain it over dinner? -- Finn
mac Karmek

Blowfish -- I thought, ah, here's this mild little woman, I'll dazzle her and win in
a flash, and then... you... you got really big and threatening, and it, um, put me
off my stroke! -- Sean ap Kormak

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WOMAN OVERBOARD was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAN OVERBOARD was butchered by MISTRESS SHA'TYIR in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
GRINCH demolished MADON AP LLEW in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title melee.
MEL won victory over BLOWFISH in a 4 minute gory amateur's Challenge brawl.
WHISTLE was savagely defeated by FINN MAC KARMEK in a 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
PRIVATEER devastated SAVAGE BEATING in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
DEIRDRIE overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
JOCK MACBEAGH was defeated by SELENE in a 1 minute melee.
SEAN AP KORMAK won victory over TIMBRE in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's duel.
HUM slew PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute gory beginner's duel.
TAP overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        18 -  11 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  20 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 689 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     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         4  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GRINCH 4184                16   2  1  149 BAD GUYS (381)
AIMED BLOW       PRIVATEER 4264              7   1  0   79 SEA DOGS (377)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DEIRDRIE 4391               5   1  0   48 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MADON AP LLEW 4261.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BLOWFISH 4342.  The ten other most popular fighters were FINN MAC KARMEK 
4388, SEAN AP KORMAK 4404, MEL 4408, GRINCH 4184, PRIVATEER 4264, SELENE 4029, 
WHISTLE 4406, DEIRDRIE 4391, TIMBRE 4409, and HUM 4407.

The least popular fighter this week was JOCK MACBEAGH 4344.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MAN OVERBOARD 4413, WOMAN OVERBOARD 4414, SAVAGE BEATING 4339, 
MADON AP LLEW 4261, TAP 4415, HUM 4407, TIMBRE 4409, DEIRDRIE 4391, WHISTLE 4406, and 
SELENE 4029.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GRINCH (35-4184) BAD GUYS (381)