DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/29/2009    Duedate: 02/11/2009

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-546

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JEREMY CAMP
POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
(43-4626) [11-2-0,186]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JEREMY CAMP                    BLOOD SAUSAGE
POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)     DEVILED HAM (468)
(43-4626) [11-2-0,186]         (43-4682) [4-0-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

J'KOROU                        DAVID CROWDER
THE FAMILY (116)               POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
(43-4560) [27-18-1,100]        (43-4628) [7-5-0,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVILED HAM (468)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)  45
2. OBSCURE LORE (466)          31POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
3. THE FAMILY (116)            25      Unchartered Team
4. DEVILED HAM (468)           22
5. LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)      11      PHILANTHROPISTS (407)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     17   8  2 68.0   1/ 1*DEVILED HAM (468)        10  5 0
 2/ 1 POSITIVE ALTERNATI (464)  41  21  1 66.1   2/ 4 CIV LEADERS (460)         7  2 0
 3/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)   55  33  3 62.5   3/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)   7  5 0
 4/ 3*DEVILED HAM (468)         15  10  0 60.0   4/ 3 POSITIVE ALTERNATI (464)  6  1 0
 5/ 4 LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)    31  23  1 57.4   5/ 5 LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)    5  6 0
 6- 5*IRE OF BROGUE (467)       10   9  0 52.6   6/ 6 THE FAMILY (116)          3 11 0
 7/ 6 THE FAMILY (116)         652 709 16 47.9   7/ 7 OBSCURE LORE (466)        2  4 0
 8/ 7 CIV LEADERS (460)         22  25  1 46.8   8- 8*IRE OF BROGUE (467)       0  4 0
 9/ 8 OBSCURE LORE (466)        13  22  2 37.1   9/ 0*PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     0  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 610): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 612): CORIANELLE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 606): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 608): CRICKET of LEGENDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 606): AURELIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 604): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 597): CELADUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 594): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 592): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 583): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 545): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 277): BOLI of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 258): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 473): MOSSIE ROCKTROLL of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 460): 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 436): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 207): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 404): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 382): RED COULTER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 498): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 610): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 612): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 606): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 608): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 606): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 604): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 597): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 594): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 592): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 583): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 545): DEVILED HAM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 577): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 272): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 258): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 473): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 460): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 436): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 207): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 404): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 382): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 498): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 603): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 597): CELADUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 594): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, 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 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             PIZZA PIE PARTY of THINGS I DROOL IN (Nuln, mgr.)
                 (turn 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             MAGIC WAND of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             BOQ of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 460): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for BLOOD SAUSAGE, who 
flew up 22 points in the rankings after mashing SOLDIER 2 like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  CYRUS 
was overcame by MECHAN and drops 17 points.  Unlike most arenas, JEREMY CAMP managed 
to get his challenge off against the 27-17-1 J'KOROU.  Going for the gusto and coming 
up with aught but bloody knuckles was THE FAMILY's J'KOROU, who was turned away from 
the Duelmastership by JEREMY CAMP.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, 
so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid LUROCIAN ROYALTY, please raise you 
hand.  Wow.  Does VEASTIAN really have that many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, 
but catch DEVILED HAM's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at 
running from LUROCIAN ROYALTY.  And who is this SJORDHAL you ask, with 98 points and 
a 18-44-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  Can any one out there say 'weasel'?  
Oh well, just saying HAWK NELSON will do.  He challenged 21 points down to trash 
PRINCE CONNOR.  Definition of petty:  HAWK NELSON bested PRINCE CONNOR, a mismatch of 
21 points.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, SOLDIER 1 went after 
NORILTENNE, who was higher by 25 points.  Well, when the dust settled, SOLDIER 1 lost 
to NORILTENNE.  TAYLOR HAM of DEVILED HAM had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 9 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought TAYLOR HAM showed 
great skill and promise when he defeated BITT BETRO.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time 
is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the VEASTIAN 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.  Hasta la bye-bye. 
(Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEREMY CAMP 4626             11   2  0   186       POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAWK NELSON 4636             10   2  0   118       POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
 LEO POWERS 4599              16   4  0   107       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
 KRYSTAL MEYERS 4635           9   4  0   105       POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
 J'KOROU 4560                 27  18  1   100       THE FAMILY (116)
 SJORDHAL 4523                18  44  0    98       THE FAMILY (116)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORILTENNE 4573              22  19  2    90       THE FAMILY (116)
 PRINCE CONNOR 4618            8   3  0    90       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
 KING COREY 4620               8   3  0    79       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
 DAVID CROWDER 4628            7   5  0    78       POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAPOLEON 4609                 7   5  0    73       CIV LEADERS (460)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 1 4600               11   9  2    56       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
 BLOOD SAUSAGE 4682            4   0  0    52       DEVILED HAM (468)
 PRINCESS EMILY 4616           7   4  1    48       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
 RALPH NEPPEL 4596            13   7  1    47       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
 MECHAN 4654                   5   6  1    46       OBSCURE LORE (466)
 SOLDIER 2 4598               10  10  0    40       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
 QUEEN RANDI 4644              6   5  0    35       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
 OSCAR MEYER 4679              4   1  0    34       DEVILED HAM (468)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRINCE JACKSON 4619           2   3  0    31       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
-LINNAEUS 4055                 4   0  1    30       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 TAYLOR HAM 4677               4   1  0    30       DEVILED HAM (468)
-CHESTER 4119                  4   0  0    30       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 ELOWAN 4653                   5   6  1    29       OBSCURE LORE (466)
-UNECASARY RUFNESS 4053        3   1  0    29       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 CYRUS 4610                    7   5  0    26       CIV LEADERS (460)
 GEORGE 4607                   5   7  1    26       CIV LEADERS (460)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GAELIKA 4669                  3   1  0    23       IRE OF BROGUE (467)
 BITT BETRO 4662               4   6  0    18       THE FAMILY (116)
 UMBAR CONN III 4280           3   4  1    18       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 SPAM 4680                     2   3  0    18       DEVILED HAM (468)
 FIREFLIGHT 4686               1   0  0    17       POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
 SENJIRO 4688                  1   0  0    16       THE FAMILY (116)
-O'MEARA 4670                  2   2  0     8       IRE OF BROGUE (467)
-O'SHAMUS 4667                 2   2  0     8       IRE OF BROGUE (467)
-SL'AN BEANNACHT 4671          1   3  0     6       IRE OF BROGUE (467)
 PORKETTA 4689                 0   1  0     1       DEVILED HAM (468)

'-' 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  NOT REVENGED
ARMOUR 4678             1  1 0 DEVILED HAM 468      ELOWAN 4653           543  REVENGED
A'INGAUL 4668           2  1 0 IRE OF BROGUE 467    SOLDIER 1 4600        543   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Leo Powers -- Graduate already! -- Sjordhal
P.S.  Or teach better.

Taylor Ham -- Not bad with applesauce. -- Bitt Betro

Jeremy Camp -- Ah, you're turn again! -- J'Korou

Krystal Meyers -- This is an alternative to what, your brother Oscar? -- Noriltenne
P.S.  You're prettier than he is.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SPAM was bested by ELOWAN in a 1 minute amateur vs. expert Bloodfeud fight.
JEREMY CAMP demolished J'KOROU in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title melee.
LEO POWERS overpowered SJORDHAL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
HAWK NELSON outwaited PRINCE CONNOR in a slow 23 minute brutal Challenge fight.
SOLDIER 1 was devastated by NORILTENNE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
TAYLOR HAM defeated BITT BETRO in a 1 minute brutal Challenge struggle.
OSCAR MEYER unbelievably bested PRINCE JACKSON in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
BLOOD SAUSAGE vanquished SOLDIER 2 in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
KRYSTAL MEYERS overpowered KING COREY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DAVID CROWDER was narrowly defeated by KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 3 minute fight.
NAPOLEON overpowered RALPH NEPPEL in a exciting 2 minute one-sided fight.
CYRUS was devastated by MECHAN in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
PRINCESS EMILY demolished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute mismatched match.
QUEEN RANDI overpowered UMBAR CONN III in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
GEORGE defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute veteran vs. amateur duel.
FIREFLIGHT overcame PORKETTA in a 2 minute bloody bout.
SENJIRO bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  16 -  2      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  11 -  1      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  22 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        23 -  19 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  13 -  2      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  20 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  33 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  12 -  0      20  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 546 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   JEREMY CAMP 4626           11   2  0  186 POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
TOTAL PARRY      HAWK NELSON 4636           10   2  0  118 POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
AIMED BLOW       LEO POWERS 4599            16   4  0  107 MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KRYSTAL MEYERS 4635         9   4  0  105 POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
STRIKING ATTACK  J'KOROU 4560               27  18  1  100 THE FAMILY (116)
PARRY-STRIKE     DAVID CROWDER 4628          7   5  0   78 POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLOOD SAUSAGE 4682          4   0  0   52 DEVILED HAM (468)
WALL OF STEEL    PRINCESS EMILY 4616         7   4  1   48 LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
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 DAVID CROWDER 4628.  The ten other most popular fighters were NAPOLEON 4609, 
PRINCE JACKSON 4619, FIREFLIGHT 4686, SENJIRO 4688, TAYLOR HAM 4677, BLOOD SAUSAGE 
4682, GEORGE 4607, ELOWAN 4653, JEREMY CAMP 4626, and LEO POWERS 4599.

The least popular fighter this week was PRINCE CONNOR 4618.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HAWK NELSON 4636, CYRUS 4610, KING COREY 4620, SOLDIER 2 4598, 
BITT BETRO 4662, SOLDIER 1 4600, SJORDHAL 4523, J'KOROU 4560, SPAM 4680, and UMBAR 
CONN III 4280.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LEO POWERS (43-4599) MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLII

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THOMAS FOWLER 4472 (33-17-0)           8  3  1         MEDAL OF HONOR 27    

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KRYSTAL MEYERS 4635 (8-4-0)            5  3  0         POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE 
HAWK NELSON 4636 (9-2-0)               3  3  0         POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE 
PRINCE JACKSON 4619 (2-2-0)            2  3  0         LUROCIAN ROYALTY     
PRINCESS EMILY 4616 (6-4-1)            2  3  0         LUROCIAN ROYALTY     
QUEEN RANDI 4644 (5-5-0)               2  3  0         LUROCIAN ROYALTY     
JEREMY CAMP 4626 (10-2-0)              1  3  0         POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE 
KING COREY 4620 (8-2-0)                1  3  0         LUROCIAN ROYALTY     

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FIREFLIGHT 4686 (0-0-0)               10  3  0         POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE 
GANDHI 4687 (0-0-0)                    3  3  0         CIV LEADERS          
SOLDIER 3 4649 (0-0-0)                 0  3  0         MEDAL OF HONOR F1