DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/31/2009    Duedate: 01/13/2010

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-570

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BITT BETRO
THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4662) [16-18-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BITT BETRO                     AEROPEARL
THE FAMILY (116)               SUPERHEROES! (469)
(43-4662) [16-18-0,107]        (43-4690) [5-0-0,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PRINCE JACKSON                 SENJIRO
LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)         THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4619) [16-13-0,93]         (43-4688) [11-14-0,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PHILANTHROPISTS (407)       21
2. SUPERHEROES! (469)          11      PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
3. THE FAMILY (116)             7      Unchartered Team
4. THE BRETHREN (212)           0
5. LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)     -24      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)        10   0  1  100   1/ 1 LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)    8  4 0
 2/ 2 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     24  11  5 68.6   2/ 2 THE FAMILY (116)          6  9 0
 3/ 3 LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)    97  57  3 63.0   3/ 4*SUPERHEROES! (469)        4  0 0
 4- 4 THE BRETHREN (212)        51  39  1 56.7   4- 3 THE BRETHREN (212)        4  6 0
 5/ 5 THE FAMILY (116)         706 764 18 48.0   5/ 5 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     2  0 1

    '*'   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 634): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 636): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 630): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 632): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 623): SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): SMACK O'MALLEY of CLAN CROW (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): ULL BLOODSTORM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 618): ABBIE DONN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): ZOMBIEFIED of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 607): FARTIOR of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): KIRLA LORVIN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 497): EBRIA GANNET of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 484): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 464): HEADING SOUTH of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 460): *HAPPY PHANTOM* of LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 420): TERREINE TYL TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 414): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 406): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 522): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 634): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 636): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 630): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 632): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 623): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 618): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 607): BAD GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 496): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 484): TWILIGHT BRIGADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 464): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 460): CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 420): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 414): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 406): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 522): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 622): URSILA VINE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): COPPER COMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
              (turn 620): HORN ROCK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
                               ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 618): ABBIE DONN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): MONOLYTH of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): FEEL THE BUZZ of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 459): LUISENYA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for UMBAR CONN III, who flew up 21 points in the rankings after mashing 
KIRJENZ 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 beat by BITT BETRO and drops 12 points. 
Well here's a duelmaster that doesn't sit back and say 'Challenge me'!  KING COREY 
made a Dark Arena Challenge against BLACK ORC this week.  The crowds were amazed this 
turn, as BLACK ORC killed the Duelmaster, KING COREY, leaving LUROCIAN ROYALTY in 
mourning.  This incredible death has allowed, I might add, BITT BETRO from THE FAMILY 
to ascend to the throne of Duelmaster, and I hear DARK ARENA is not happy.  Can you 
believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  I have no doubt that PHILANTHROPISTS will be celebrating 
long and loud their warrior UMBAR CONN III's slaying of KIRJENZ on the sands.  Here's 
some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail 
to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in VEASTIAN have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BITT BETRO 4662              16  18  0   107       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRINCE CONNOR 4618           25  10  0    99       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
 PRINCE JACKSON 4619          16  13  0    93       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UMBAR CONN III 4280          10   7  4    89       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 SENJIRO 4688                 11  14  0    83       THE FAMILY (116)
-ELDARRAN 2176                11   6  1    73       THE BRETHREN (212)
-XARGOTH 2146                 13   5  0    68       THE BRETHREN (212)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AEROPEARL 4690                5   0  0    56       SUPERHEROES! (469)
-STEEL SPAR 2145               8  10  0    48       THE BRETHREN (212)
 THOUGHT FIGHTER 4693          5   0  1    43       SUPERHEROES! (469)
-FELSTAVA 2147                11   7  0    42       THE BRETHREN (212)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAISTINIE 4702                8   7  0    32       THE FAMILY (116)
-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)
 LIRVENZ 4708                  3   2  1    25       THE FAMILY (116)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARIUS 4707                   3   1  0    23       THE BRETHREN (212)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRINCESS EMILY II 4704        1   2  0    17       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KING COREY 4620        22 13 1 LUROCIAN ROYALTY 462 BLACK ORC             570  NONE
KIRJENZ 4701            9  6 0 THE FAMILY 116       UMBAR CONN III 4280   570   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Prince Jackson -- I was raised to be wary of royalty, and you're a clear example of
why. -- Senjiro

Eldarran -- On the whole, I'm glad you're not a brother.  Women are more fun,
especially when not sisters. -- Bitt Betro
P.S.  Don't even get me started on sisters.

Steel Spar -- Glavanized, I see. -- Vaistinie

At least the Ambitious Guard had the grace to lose and teach me two skills.  This
works. -- Kirjenz

Huh, the Embezzling Scribe lost, but he didn't teach me anything. -- Lirvenz
P.S.  Except that crime doesn't pay, of course.

Our congratulations to King Corey. -- Jorja and the Family

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KING COREY was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PRINCE JACKSON was viciously subdued by BITT BETRO in a 3 minute Title battle.
PRINCE CONNOR unbelievably bested SENJIRO in a popular 4 minute master's brawl.
UMBAR CONN III assassinated KIRJENZ in a 1 minute mismatched match.
VAISTINIE was bested by THOUGHT FIGHTER in a 1 minute duel.
AEROPEARL overpowered LIRVENZ in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
PRINCESS EMILY II devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  18 -  2      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        19 -  15 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 570 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     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         5  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      PRINCE CONNOR 4618         25  10  0   99 LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
LUNGING ATTACK   PRINCE JACKSON 4619        16  13  0   93 LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
STRIKING ATTACK  UMBAR CONN III 4280        10   7  4   89 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    THOUGHT FIGHTER 4693        5   0  1   43 SUPERHEROES! (469)
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 SENJIRO 4688.  The ten other most popular fighters were BITT BETRO 4662, 
PRINCE JACKSON 4619, PRINCE CONNOR 4618, THOUGHT FIGHTER 4693, AEROPEARL 4690, 
PRINCESS EMILY II 4704, UMBAR CONN III 4280, VAISTINIE 4702, KIRJENZ 4701, and 
LIRVENZ 4708.

The least popular fighter this week was LIRVENZ 4708.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KIRJENZ 4701, VAISTINIE 4702, UMBAR CONN III 4280, PRINCESS EMILY II 
4704, AEROPEARL 4690, THOUGHT FIGHTER 4693, PRINCE CONNOR 4618, PRINCE JACKSON 4619, 
BITT BETRO 4662, and SENJIRO 4688.

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

KING COREY (43-4620) LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)