DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/28/2008    Duedate: 03/12/2008

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-522

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

J'KOROU
THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4560) [15-6-1,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

J'KOROU                        POSITION IS EMPTY
THE FAMILY (116)               
(43-4560) [15-6-1,113]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SOLDIER 2                      SOLDIER 4
MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)        MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
(43-4473) [22-7-2,107]         (43-4474) [18-11-2,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FAMILY (116)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE FAMILY (116)            36
2. MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)      3      MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
3. EASTERN HORDE (430)          0      Unchartered Team

                                       DAMAGE INC (255)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)   93  41  5 69.4   1/ 1 THE FAMILY (116)         11  4 2
 2- 2 EASTERN HORDE (430)       19  16  1 54.3   2/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)   7  6 1
 3/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)         591 651 15 47.6   3- 3 EASTERN HORDE (430)       4  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 588): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 588): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 582): BET TWICE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 584): TANOSHII of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 580): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 573): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 570): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 568): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 559): TOURNEY SCUMM of BUSY, BUSYTONW (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 521): MUSHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 260): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 449): HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 436): WEEZY DANG of THE BUNKHOUSE (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 427): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 384): GREEN DISEASE of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 381): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 367): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 474): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 588): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 588): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): THE TERMAGANTS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 582): GREEWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 584): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (CaesaR, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 580): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 573): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 570): DEVIL ADVOCATETS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 568): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 559): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 521): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 260): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 449): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 436): FRUIT OF THE LOOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 427): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 384): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 381): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 367): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 474): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 587): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 588): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): SILENT HAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): ZERO VISIBILITY of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 559): BILDIS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 558): GARTH THE SEAMITE of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               THE BRIDE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 448): AARON of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
                            MATT of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out VEASTIAN to see 
what's new.  MVP award for WORTH LISSANDO?  THE FAMILY's proud of him after beating 
FRATSFA SLAVE and getting 13 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  SOLDIER 3's match 
with J'KOROU cost him a loss of 2 points!  What a putz!  MUSHAD fights so hard to be 
Duelmaster, then quits fighting and loses the title.  No one said he was a genius...  
Was that a tear I saw in J'KOROU's eye, as he took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't 
SOLDIER 3 fit to be tied!  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine 
hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All VEASTIAN ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out 
of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 J'KOROU 4560                 15   6  1   113       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MUSHAD 4287                   9   2  1   147       EASTERN HORDE (430)
 SOLDIER 2 4473               22   7  2   107       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 4 4474               18  11  2    88       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 SOLDIER 3 4471               21   8  0    73       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SJORDHAL 4523                13  25  0    66       THE FAMILY (116)
 NORILTENNE 4573               9   8  2    62       THE FAMILY (116)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PEACE 4306                    7   1  0    56       EASTERN HORDE (430)
 WORTH LISSANDO 4585           7   4  0    44       THE FAMILY (116)
 SELINSIA 4588                 6   3  1    34       THE FAMILY (116)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOLDIER 5 4595                1   1  0     7       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OSKSI NOBLE             0  0 0                      SELINSIA 4588         522  NONE
SOLDIER 1 4594          1  1 1 MEDAL OF HONOR 2 447 NORILTENNE 4573       521   
DAI ZE DAI 4567         6  4 2 TERMAGANT VOTARY 378 SOLDIER 2 4473        518  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Peace -- That name is just a snare and a delusion.  I can tell. -- Sjordhal

Soldier 3 -- Ah...do you have to wait till you become number two before you can try
harder? -- J'Korou

Soldier 1 -- I could see that you were a nasty little dude right from the start,
anyone who comes on 1-0-1 is bound to be.  But I only meant to teach you a thing or
two, not to shatter your skull.  Eh.  Sometimes I forget how strong I am.  Sorry
about that. -- Noriltenne

Ah, the Osksi Noble.  Always good for a laugh. -- Worth Lissando

Soldier 5 -- Your manager hates you, doesn't he? -- Selinsia

Mursid N'Isn, Guardsman -- Maybe you should become a glazier instead of a guardsman.
-- J'Korou

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

J'KOROU devastated SOLDIER 3 in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
SOLDIER 2 demolished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SOLDIER 4 savagely defeated SJORDHAL in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory master's duel.
NORILTENNE defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
SELINSIA butchered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WORTH LISSANDO devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  14 -  2      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  19 -  3      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   3 -  1      25  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 522 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  J'KOROU 4560               15   6  1  113 THE FAMILY (116)
LUNGING ATTACK   SOLDIER 2 4473             22   7  2  107 MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
WALL OF STEEL    SELINSIA 4588               6   3  1   34 THE FAMILY (116)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SOLDIER 2 4473.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SOLDIER 4 4474.  The ten other most popular fighters were J'KOROU 4560, 
NORILTENNE 4573, SOLDIER 2 4473, WORTH LISSANDO 4585, SJORDHAL 4523, SELINSIA 4588, 
SOLDIER 3 4471,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SOLDIER 3 4471.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SELINSIA 4588, SJORDHAL 4523, WORTH LISSANDO 4585, SOLDIER 2 4473, 
NORILTENNE 4573, J'KOROU 4560, SOLDIER 4 4474,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SOLDIER 2 (43-4473) MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)