DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/27/2009    Duedate: 09/09/2009

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-561

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KING COREY
LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
(43-4620) [17-9-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KING COREY                     AEROPEARL
LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)         SUPERHEROES! (469)
(43-4620) [17-9-1,108]         (43-4690) [3-0-0,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PRINCE JACKSON                 BITT BETRO
LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)         THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4619) [10-10-0,78]         (43-4662) [12-13-0,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FAMILY (116)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE BRETHREN (212)          24
2. SUPERHEROES! (469)          16      LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
3. LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)      16      Unchartered Team
4. THE FAMILY (116)             3
5. PHILANTHROPISTS (407)        0      SUPERHEROES! (469)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*SUPERHEROES! (469)         6   0  1  100   1/ 2 THE FAMILY (116)          8  7 0
 2- 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     22  11  4 66.7   2/ 1 LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)    7  3 0
 3/ 2 LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)    78  46  3 62.9   3/ 0 THE BRETHREN (212)        3  2 0
 4/ 0 THE BRETHREN (212)        39  26  1 60.0   4/ 0*SUPERHEROES! (469)        2  0 1
 5- 3*PUD POWER (298)           18  15  1 54.5   5- 3 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     2  0 1
 6/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)         685 740 17 48.1   6/ 4 OBSCURE LORE (466)        1  2 0
 7/ 5 OBSCURE LORE (466)        27  34  2 44.3   7- 5*PUD POWER (298)           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 625): SEA LEGS of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 627): SOPHOCLES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 621): PIE EYED PIPER of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 623): SILVIA MINNO of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 619): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 619): STEWIE GRIFFIN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 310): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): LUNA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 307): ULTHAR STORMHELM of THE STORM GUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 609): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 607): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 598): CIVIL of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 560): ELOWAN of OBSCURE LORE (Tigtoad, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 285): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): MOTHER TERESA of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 266): PETRA QUORD of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 488): PURPLE KITTEN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 475): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 455): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 451): SUMMER RAIN of WEATHER (Sage?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 215): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 415): MOKO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 408): BEARSTONE KAI of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 397): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 513): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS ( ?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 625): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 627): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 621): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 622): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 619): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 619): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 310): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 307): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 609): ANGELS OF PAIN (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 607): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 598): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 560): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 285): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 266): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 475): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 455): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 451): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 215): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 415): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 408): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 397): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 513): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 621): PIE EYED PIPER of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 618): GERMANICUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 310): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): LUNA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          A.A. SHOCK of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
              (turn 611): NEEDS SALT of BOHICA (Scruffy, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 609): ARTEMIDORUS IV of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 607): DARK JOURNEY of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
                       (turn 606): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): CHINA MILKMAID of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             IVAN POISY of SPOONERTICS (Spawn, mgr.)
                             MADAME BUTTERFLY of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
                 (turn 278): LURKING FEAR of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 265): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): CHARLIE EKSA of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 454): SAND MAGGOT of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 450): GRIZOLPOP of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
VEASTIAN.  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.  THE FAMILY now holds the 
crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey everybody, watch out for PRINCE 
CONNOR, who flew up 13 points in the rankings after mashing BITT BETRO like a melon.  
Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the 
sands.  PRINCE JACKSON was overcame by KUNG-FU MASTER and drops 12 points.  It's a 
proud day for the LUROCIAN ROYALTY stable, as their warrior, KING COREY, ascended the 
Duelmaster's throne.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps 
T.P.s at bay.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the VEASTIAN arena.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  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?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KING COREY 4620              17   9  1   108       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRINCE CONNOR 4618           18   8  0    91       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELOWAN 4653                  13  13  1    88       OBSCURE LORE (466)
 BITT BETRO 4662              12  13  0    87       THE FAMILY (116)
 PRINCE JACKSON 4619          10  10  0    78       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UMBAR CONN III 4280           8   7  3    66       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FELSTAVA 2147                10   3  0    51       THE BRETHREN (212)
 ELDARRAN 2176                 9   3  1    51       THE BRETHREN (212)
-CARVED IVORY 2934             6   2  1    45       PUD POWER (298)
 XARGOTH 2146                 10   3  0    44       THE BRETHREN (212)
 AEROPEARL 4690                3   0  0    43       SUPERHEROES! (469)
-GAPPDA GHOULASH 2933          6   1  0    39       PUD POWER (298)
 VAISTINIE 4702                5   1  0    35       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SENJIRO 4688                  7   9  0    30       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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)
 THOUGHT FIGHTER 4693          3   0  1    27       SUPERHEROES! (469)
 STEEL SPAR 2145               5   8  0    25       THE BRETHREN (212)
 SACRIFYCE 2373                2   3  0    24       THE BRETHREN (212)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SCRAGG TAGG 2937              5   4  0    21       PUD POWER (298)
 KIRJENZ 4701                  4   2  0    20       THE FAMILY (116)
 LORENJIE 4706                 1   0  0    13       THE FAMILY (116)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CULT MEMBER             0  0 0                      THOUGHT FIGHTER 4693  561  NONE
TALENJ 4703             4  1 1 THE FAMILY 116       UMBAR CONN III 4280   560   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Elowan -- My thanks.  I had no idea what I could say from the top, it really wants
more than an idle comment.  Over to you, with relief. -- Bitt Betro

Umbar Conn III -- Low con will get you every time.  Damn. -- Ghost of Talenj
P.S.  And those butchers in the Infirmary didn't help.

I've never liked orcs.  They give me a grue. -- Senjiro

This Osksi Noble did it just to embarrass me, didn't he?  Just because I said I
wouldn't go to dinner with him.  Well, two for his horse! -- Vaistinie

At least the Mordant Deserter knows a standby's true role. -- Kirjenz

26 August 09
     There has been a run lately of personals and columns turning up in the wrong
     arenas.  When you email in something, check and make sure you have the correct
     arena number!  It's easy for a finger to slip onto the wrong key.  When the
     receipt comes back, check again to be sure it went where you intended!
     Vigilance is your friend, and mine too. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ELOWAN was devastated by KING COREY in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
BITT BETRO was unbelievably bested by PRINCE CONNOR in a 3 minute expert's battle.
PRINCE JACKSON was defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 3 minute mismatched duel.
ELDARRAN overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
FELSTAVA vanquished SENJIRO in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
XARGOTH devastated KIRJENZ in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
VAISTINIE overcame STEEL SPAR in a 4 minute gruesome melee.
SACRIFYCE was vanquished by AEROPEARL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
THOUGHT FIGHTER dispatched CULT MEMBER in a 3 minute duel.
LORENJIE overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   2 -  1      87  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   4 -  1      73  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  17 -  3      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        15 -  14 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 561 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       KING COREY 4620            17   9  1  108 LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
TOTAL PARRY      PRINCE CONNOR 4618         18   8  0   91 LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
BASHING ATTACK   FELSTAVA 2147              10   3  0   51 THE BRETHREN (212)
STRIKING ATTACK  ELDARRAN 2176               9   3  1   51 THE BRETHREN (212)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PRINCE JACKSON 4619.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BITT BETRO 4662.  The ten other most popular fighters were PRINCE JACKSON 
4619, STEEL SPAR 2145, ELDARRAN 2176, FELSTAVA 2147, VAISTINIE 4702, KING COREY 4620, 
PRINCE CONNOR 4618, XARGOTH 2146, AEROPEARL 4690, and SENJIRO 4688.

The least popular fighter this week was THOUGHT FIGHTER 4693.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SACRIFYCE 2373, KIRJENZ 4701, ELOWAN 4653, LORENJIE 4706, 
SENJIRO 4688, AEROPEARL 4690, XARGOTH 2146, PRINCE CONNOR 4618, KING COREY 4620, and 
VAISTINIE 4702.