DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/18/2008    Duedate: 12/31/2008

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-543

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HAWK NELSON
POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
(43-4636) [9-2-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JEREMY CAMP                    NAPOLEON
POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)     CIV LEADERS (460)
(43-4626) [9-2-0,154]          (43-4609) [4-5-0,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

J'KOROU                        NAPOLEON
THE FAMILY (116)               CIV LEADERS (460)
(43-4560) [26-16-1,95]         (43-4609) [4-5-0,38]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

IRE OF BROGUE (467)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)  45
2. DEVILED HAM (468)           44POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
3. OBSCURE LORE (466)          23      Unchartered Team
4. THE FAMILY (116)            12
5. PHILANTHROPISTS (407)        0      IRE OF BROGUE (467)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     17   7  2 70.8   1/ 3*IRE OF BROGUE (467)      10  5 0
 2/ 1*IRE OF BROGUE (467)       10   5  0 66.7   2/ 2 POSITIVE ALTERNATI (464)  9  6 0
 3/ 3 POSITIVE ALTERNATI (464)  35  20  1 63.6   3- 1*LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)    7  2 0
 4/ 4 MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)   48  28  3 63.2   4/ 5 MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)   7  5 2
 5- 5*LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)    26  17  1 60.5   5/ 4*CIV LEADERS (460)         6  5 0
 6/ 8*DEVILED HAM (468)          5   5  0 50.0   6/ 7*DEVILED HAM (468)         5  5 0
 7/ 6 THE FAMILY (116)         649 698 16 48.2   7/ 6 THE FAMILY (116)          4 11 0
 8/ 7*CIV LEADERS (460)         15  23  1 39.5   8/ 8*OBSCURE LORE (466)        2  4 1
 9/ 9*OBSCURE LORE (466)        11  18  2 37.9   9- 9*PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     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 607): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 609): INVENTOR OF PAIN of THE PAIN GANG (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 603): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 605): ONDO FLEUR of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 603): YAREK ZURN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 601): BART SIMPSON of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 594): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 298): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 591): WAR EAGLE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 580): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 542): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): BOLI of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): DOMJON of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 470): ELLYN GRUNE of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 457): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 433): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): POP KHAN of MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 401): GOOGLE of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 379): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 495): GOLEM of THE PHILANTROPHISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 606): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 609): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 603): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 605): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 603): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 601): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 594): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 298): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 591): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 580): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 542): LUROICIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 470): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 457): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 463): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 401): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 379): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 495): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): BIG SHRIMP of ICE AGE (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 603): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): GOLD BULLION of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 593): HULIK of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 591): WAR EAGLE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          MYSTIC MIRAGE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 580): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
                           BRENNA of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): AUNTY ENTITY of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                             FOLMOR GRIGG of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): STITCHES of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
                                   FLICKED BOOGERS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
                            HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out VEASTIAN to see 
what's new.  Like, LUROCIAN ROYALTY had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off 
#1 spot by IRE OF BROGUE!  Way to go IRE OF BROGUE!  Cut this out and put it in your 
scrapbooks, MEDAL OF HONOR F1!  'Cause they got 3-1-1 and moved up to 4th!  MVP award 
for KRYSTAL MEYERS?  POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE's proud of her after beating NORILTENNE and 
getting 23 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  LEO POWERS' match with CONVICTED 
ASSASSIN cost him a loss of 52 points!  Like THE FAMILY's SJORDHAL is sweating since 
he got TV challenged by Duelmaster HAWK NELSON!  This Duelmaster is like something 
else!  HAWK NELSON stopped SJORDHAL dead in his tracks!  I hear the top team insists 
all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR 
photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  OBSCURE LORE was the most avoided team.  Is a 11-18-2 
record really that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret why DEVILED HAM's been 
avoiding OBSCURE LORE so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Can OBSCURE 
LORE's ELOWAN be more popular than me?  She was challenged the most, but is that 
really the same?  Some fights are really unfair.  How do you think J'KOROU feels 
about being challenged by JEREMY CAMP, 45 points above him?  I was sorry to see such 
an unfair "fight" in VEASTIAN.  JEREMY CAMP got 15 points after beating J'KOROU, 45 
points below him.  For sure, I was holding my breath when I found out DAVID CROWDER 
challenged SELINSIA.  After all, haven't POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE and THE FAMILY had a 
long standing duel in VEASTIAN?  It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but 
SELINSIA wants me to write about it since she subdued DAVID CROWDER.  Satisfied?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All VEASTIAN ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  D'ya think SOLDIER 1 is feeling guilty for killing IRE OF 
BROGUE's A'INGAUL, a mere boy?  Naah, I doubt it.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Its been 
really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAWK NELSON 4636              9   2  0   115       POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEREMY CAMP 4626              9   2  0   154       POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
 SELINSIA 4588                20  10  2    96       THE FAMILY (116)
 J'KOROU 4560                 26  16  1    95       THE FAMILY (116)
 SJORDHAL 4523                18  41  0    95       THE FAMILY (116)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KRYSTAL MEYERS 4635           7   4  0    89       POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORILTENNE 4573              21  17  2    82       THE FAMILY (116)
 DAVID CROWDER 4628            7   4  0    78       POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
 LEO POWERS 4599              14   3  0    75       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
-PRINCE CONNOR 4618            7   2  0    75       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KING COREY 4620               7   2  0    63       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 1 4600                9   8  2    48       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
 RALPH NEPPEL 4596            12   5  1    44       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
 SOLDIER 2 4598                8   9  0    40       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
-PRINCESS EMILY 4616           6   3  1    39       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
 NAPOLEON 4609                 4   5  0    38       CIV LEADERS (460)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-QUEEN RANDI 4644              5   3  0    32       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
-LINNAEUS 4055                 4   0  1    30       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
-CHESTER 4119                  4   0  0    30       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 MECHAN 4654                   4   4  1    29       OBSCURE LORE (466)
-UNECASARY RUFNESS 4053        3   1  0    29       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 CYRUS 4610                    5   4  0    27       CIV LEADERS (460)
 GAELIKA 4669                  3   0  0    27       IRE OF BROGUE (467)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PRINCE JACKSON 4619           1   2  0    23       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
 BITT BETRO 4662               4   3  0    22       THE FAMILY (116)
 ELOWAN 4653                   4   4  1    21       OBSCURE LORE (466)
 BLOOD SAUSAGE 4682            1   0  0    20       DEVILED HAM (468)
 GEORGE 4607                   3   6  1    18       CIV LEADERS (460)
 SPAM 4680                     1   1  0    18       DEVILED HAM (468)
 TAYLOR HAM 4677               1   1  0    18       DEVILED HAM (468)
-UMBAR CONN III 4280           3   3  1    17       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 O'MEARA 4670                  2   1  0     7       IRE OF BROGUE (467)
 O'SHAMUS 4667                 2   1  0     7       IRE OF BROGUE (467)
 OSCAR MEYER 4679              1   1  0     7       DEVILED HAM (468)
 SL'AN BEANNACHT 4671          1   2  0     5       IRE OF BROGUE (467)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
VICTORIA 4656           2  4 0 CIV LEADERS 460      SOLDIER 1 4600        542   
ARMOUR 4678             1  1 0 DEVILED HAM 468      ELOWAN 4653           543   
A'INGAUL 4668           2  1 0 IRE OF BROGUE 467    SOLDIER 1 4600        543   
THRYNN 4651             0  5 0 OBSCURE LORE 466     GEORGE 4607           540   
AYEISHA WOODS 4665      1  4 0 POSITIVE ALTERNA 464 WURM KIN              543  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Leo Powers -- Bah, you're a fool. -- Sjordhal
P.S.  But a cunning one.

Hawk Nelson -- You seem to be teachable. -- Selinsia

Jeremy Camp -- You hate me, don't you?  I can tell. -- J'Korou

I didn't feel like beating up the Venomous Concubine, okay?  So I didn't. --
Noriltenne

Napoleon -- That was uncivilized of you, but then, in the arena, that's what works.
Damn. -- Bitt Betro

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AYEISHA WOODS was butchered by WURM KIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HAWK NELSON won victory over SJORDHAL in a dull 6 minute Challenge Title battle.
JEREMY CAMP demolished J'KOROU in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DAVID CROWDER was bested by SELINSIA in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
KRYSTAL MEYERS overpowered NORILTENNE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
OSCAR MEYER was viciously subdued by BITT BETRO in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
GAELIKA viciously subdued GEORGE in a 4 minute gory Challenge competition.
ARMOUR was put to death by ELOWAN in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
O'SHAMUS was vanquished by MECHAN in a 2 minute uneven Challenge duel.
TAYLOR HAM overpowered SL'AN BEANNACHT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
LEO POWERS was overpowered by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RALPH NEPPEL overcame NAPOLEON in a popular 5 minute bout.
SOLDIER 1 murdered A'INGAUL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CYRUS was overcome by SOLDIER 2 in a 2 minute contest.
O'MEARA was subdued by SPAM in a 1 minute gory amateur's match.
BLOOD SAUSAGE handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     29 -  14 -  4      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  11 -  1      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  20 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  20 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  13 -  2      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        22 -  21 -  1      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  35 -  2      35  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   9 -  1      25  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  15 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 543 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         2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      HAWK NELSON 4636            9   2  0  115 POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
LUNGING ATTACK   JEREMY CAMP 4626            9   2  0  154 POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
WALL OF STEEL    SELINSIA 4588              20  10  2   96 THE FAMILY (116)
STRIKING ATTACK  J'KOROU 4560               26  16  1   95 THE FAMILY (116)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KRYSTAL MEYERS 4635         7   4  0   89 POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
PARRY-STRIKE     DAVID CROWDER 4628          7   4  0   78 POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
AIMED BLOW       LEO POWERS 4599            14   3  0   75 MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is J'KOROU 4560.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was NAPOLEON 4609.  The ten other most popular fighters were BITT BETRO 4662, DAVID 
CROWDER 4628, GEORGE 4607, SOLDIER 2 4598, JEREMY CAMP 4626, SELINSIA 4588, ARMOUR 
4678, ELOWAN 4653, TAYLOR HAM 4677, and SOLDIER 1 4600.

The least popular fighter this week was SJORDHAL 4523.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HAWK NELSON 4636, O'MEARA 4670, A'INGAUL 4668, LEO POWERS 4599, SL'AN 
BEANNACHT 4671, O'SHAMUS 4667, RALPH NEPPEL 4596, MECHAN 4654, OSCAR MEYER 4679, and 
J'KOROU 4560.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SELINSIA (43-4588) THE FAMILY (116)