DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/04/2009    Duedate: 06/17/2009

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-555

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              AEROPEARL
                               SUPERHEROES! (469)
                               (43-4690) [2-0-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PRINCESS EMILY                 BITT BETRO
LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)         THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4616) [12-8-1,100]         (43-4662) [10-9-0,81]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)      17
2. PUD POWER (298)             16      PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
3. SUPERHEROES! (469)          14      Unchartered Team
4. POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)   7
5. PHILANTHROPISTS (407)        5      SUPERHEROES! (469)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SUPERHEROES! (469)         4   0  0  100   1/ 1 LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)    8  7 0
 2/ 2 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     19   9  3 67.9   2/ 5*SUPERHEROES! (469)        4  0 0
 3/ 3 POSITIVE ALTERNATI (464)  60  30  1 66.7   3/ 3 POSITIVE ALTERNATI (464)  4  0 0
 4/ 4 LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)    60  39  2 60.6   4/ 2 OBSCURE LORE (466)        3  3 0
 5/ 0*PUD POWER (298)           13  11  1 54.2   5/ 7 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     2  0 1
 6/ 5 THE FAMILY (116)         666 729 16 47.7   6/ 0*PUD POWER (298)           2  2 0
 7/ 6 OBSCURE LORE (466)        24  29  2 45.3   7/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)          2  4 0
 8- 7 CIV LEADERS (460)         29  39  1 42.6   8- 6 CIV LEADERS (460)         1  2 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 619): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 621): CARLOTTA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 615): NECROPALYSE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 617): MAREY D'NUIT of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 615): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 613): ARCHIPPUS of TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 307): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 606): LIME of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 304): ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 603): ANDRONICUS of THE REPUBLIC (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): PITT of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 592): MURSKAN PATRIOT of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 554): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): JUSTICE FOR ALL of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 263): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 482): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 469): VIKI of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 449): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 445): GRIZOLPOP of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 212): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 409): MORO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): JAGINRU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 391): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (NON, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 507): AIN GOBLINBANE of ECCENTRIC DWARVES (Banthius, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 619): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 621): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 615): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 617): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 615): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 613): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 307): ODIN'S CHOSEN (Heathen Hatebred, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 606): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 304): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 603): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 592): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 554): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 262): CRIMINAL MINDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 482): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 469): ANDORIA (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 449): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 445): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 212): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 409): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 391): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 507): I'M HISTORY et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 615): NECROPALYSE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 614): QUINTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
                          MANKILLER of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 606): CALLISTO of VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): THERMOPYLAE of WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): PITT of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 554): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): NIKKO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                 (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
                             BLACKENED of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
                 (turn 274): KILLING JOKE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 468): ACIDULOUS of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 444): MAN-O-WAR of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 409): MORO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): JAGINRU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of VEASTIAN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Warriors--remember that glory waits 
always around the corner!  Witness how this week SUPERHEROES! went 2-0-0 to move up 3 
in the rankings.  CARVED IVORY caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission 
as she skillfully bested SENJIRO and was awarded 11 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, KING COREY put down MECHAN, causing it to lose 3 
points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has HAWK NELSON in the past 
laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet 
again.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in VEASTIAN seem to feel 
that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In VEASTIAN "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in VEASTIAN.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a 
maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUEEN RANDI 4644             14   6  0   100       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
 PRINCESS EMILY 4616          12   8  1   100       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
-NAPOLEON 4609                 9  10  0   100       CIV LEADERS (460)
 PRINCE CONNOR 4618           14   6  0    96       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELOWAN 4653                  11   9  1    84       OBSCURE LORE (466)
 BITT BETRO 4662              10   9  0    81       THE FAMILY (116)
 KING COREY 4620              13   7  1    70       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MECHAN 4654                  10  10  1    60       OBSCURE LORE (466)
 PRINCE JACKSON 4619           7   7  0    59       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CYRUS 4610                   10   9  0    53       CIV LEADERS (460)
-GEORGE 4607                   7  12  1    34       CIV LEADERS (460)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UMBAR CONN III 4280           5   5  2    33       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 AEROPEARL 4690                2   0  0    33       SUPERHEROES! (469)
-LINNAEUS 4055                 4   0  1    30       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
-CHESTER 4119                  4   0  0    30       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
-UNECASARY RUFNESS 4053        3   1  0    29       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 CARVED IVORY 2934             4   1  1    28       PUD POWER (298)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCRAGG TAGG 2937              4   1  0    27       PUD POWER (298)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THOUGHT FIGHTER 4693          2   0  0    21       SUPERHEROES! (469)
 GAPPDA GHOULASH 2933          4   1  0    19       PUD POWER (298)
 SENJIRO 4688                  4   6  0    18       THE FAMILY (116)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONSORTIUM ENIGM 2936   0  5 0 PUD POWER 298        UMBAR CONN III 4280   555   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cyrus -- Well, thanks.  After what happened to my teammates, I think we needed that.
-- Bitt Betro

Mechan -- You could be a lot more obscure and I wouldn't mind.  Like, you could not
show up for the fight, giving me a default win.  That would be pleasing, and no
mistake! -- Senjiro
P.S.  At least I didn't make it easy for you.

We salute those who participated in the tourney. -- Jorja and what's left of the
Family

King Corey -- Ah, well, the thing is, I'm a republican.  Down with kings and all
that.  Nothing personal. -- Bitt Betro

Umbar Conn III -- So, what's YOUR philanthropy? -- Senjiro

Gods, do you suppose Hal ate our replacements? -- Jorja

Our congratulations to Hawk Nelson. -- Jorja and the Family

Hawk Nelson -- For a dwarf, you seem to be a decent enough fellow.  Positive, that
sort of thing.  And now you're leaving.  Well, we congratulate you on your survival,
but surely you don't expect to be rewarded for deserting our fine town?  If you care
to remain here, the Emir would perhaps be interested in hiring you for some useful
purpose? -- Zhorg Enkharaj, Arena Manager

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HAWK NELSON viciously subdued PRINCESS EMILY in a 6 minute gruesome master's fight.
QUEEN RANDI subdued ELOWAN in a 1 minute melee.
PRINCE CONNOR luckily beat BITT BETRO in a action packed 2 minute fight.
KING COREY bested MECHAN in a 1 minute contest.
PRINCE JACKSON overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
AEROPEARL bested GAPPDA GHOULASH in a 1 minute gruesome brawl.
UMBAR CONN III assassinated CONSORTIUM ENIGMA in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
CARVED IVORY devastated SENJIRO in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
SCRAGG TAGG handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven melee.
THOUGHT FIGHTER vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     16 -   5 -  0      76  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  10 -  0      68  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   9 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        16 -  13 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  17 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  21 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 555 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    QUEEN RANDI 4644           14   6  0  100 LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
TOTAL PARRY      PRINCE CONNOR 4618         14   6  0   96 LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
AIMED BLOW       ELOWAN 4653                11   9  1   84 OBSCURE LORE (466)
LUNGING ATTACK   BITT BETRO 4662            10   9  0   81 THE FAMILY (116)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PRINCESS EMILY 4616.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BITT BETRO 4662.  The ten other most popular fighters were PRINCESS EMILY 
4616, AEROPEARL 4690, QUEEN RANDI 4644, PRINCE CONNOR 4618, KING COREY 4620, PRINCE 
JACKSON 4619, CARVED IVORY 2934, SCRAGG TAGG 2937, ELOWAN 4653, and UMBAR CONN III 
4280.

The least popular fighter this week was SENJIRO 4688.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CONSORTIUM ENIGMA 2936, GAPPDA GHOULASH 2933, MECHAN 4654, THOUGHT 
FIGHTER 4693, UMBAR CONN III 4280, ELOWAN 4653, SCRAGG TAGG 2937, CARVED IVORY 2934, 
PRINCE JACKSON 4619, and KING COREY 4620.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

HAWK NELSON (43-4636) POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)

                                  Daydream Believer

You once thought of me,
As a white knight on a steed.
Now you know how happy I can be...

It's true.  I'm gone.  I've punched my ticket to Immortality and I'm off to the Isle.
I know a lot of you are wondering what it is about me that has made me so successful.
I wish I knew for sure.  I think it has more to do with intangibles (knack) than it
does with design, bonuses and favorites.  I'll let you decide.

Daydream Believer (PR) 17-14-4-17-7-8-17  Poor Endurance--Good Damage
I -- 8 (+1)  R -- 13  A -- 14 (+4)  P -- 14 (+4)  Df - 8  Dc - 6 (+3)

I know what you're thinking, "WTF, that guy looks like a 98 lb weakling!"  Sigh...I
prefer to think my physical characteristics are ideally suited for a finesse style.
As for my bases, I know they aren't much to look at.  After all, I am a PR.  I'm
fortunate to be blessed where I need it the most--attack and parry.

Okay, so I've got nice bases with bonuses in the right spots.  What about favorites?
Did I know them in advance or did I change them?  The answer is no, I had no idea
what they were for sure until I recieved my graduation announcement.  I would be
happy to tell you what my favorites are but I don't think my clone, Jumpinjack Flash,
would be very happy with me if I did.  Let's just say that from the moment I stepped
on the sands as a Rookie I used the same strategy in EVERY fight.  The only thing I
ever changed was armor (early on vs. TP's) and attack/defend locations.  That should
give those of you who have faced me more than once something to think about.

You may be interested to know that I am all natural.  I haven't had a prize of any
type used on me.  I'm a freak of nature.  It just goes to show you never know when a
guy like me will walk into your guildhouse looking for work as a gladiator.  It's up
to you to spot the potential and nuture it along.

I'm going to list my tourney results and records versus each style.  It isn't meant
to be a brag--I just thought you might find it interesting and a lot easier than
looking it up yourself.  Enjoy!
     Tourneys:  Rookies: 15-1-3 TC.  Initiates: 15-3-3 TV.  Adepts: 16-2 TC.
Champs: 13-1-1 TC.  Rookies--Champs record: 59-7-7 (.894)  Challengers: 9-3 TV.
Challengers: 15-1-1 TC.
 
Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)  Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up
(Teevella-LU)  Challengers: 7-3  Challengers: 11-3-2 TV  Challengers: 11-3-1 TV
 Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)

Challengers: 12-3 TV.  Challengers record: 104-25-4 (.806).  Career Tourney record:
163-32-11 (.836)  TC's: 4  TVs: 8 (3 Runner-ups)  Arena record: 5-0-1  Grudge
matches: 3-0

Total record: 171-32-12 (.842)  Tourney record vs all styles:  AB: 7-11  BA: 6-0-1
LU: 46-9-4  PL: 5-1-1  PR: 2-0  PS: ---  SL: 9-2  ST: 51-5-2  TP: 35-4-3  WS: 2-0

As you can see, the only style I had trouble with is the ABs.  I think that has more
to do with which ABs I fought rather than the style as a whole.  I was 3-1 vs ABs
early on (Rookies-Champs) and 4-10 in Challengers.  I was 1-5 vs Marv, 0-1 vs Marv Jr
and 0-3 vs Soulsnare.  I am going to make an educated guess and assume they all had
skills or prizes added to them to make them competetive at the Challenger level where
so few ABs are.  I could be wrong, though I doubt it.

See you on the Isle,
    Daydream Believer