DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/14/2011    Duedate: 07/27/2011

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-606

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VILE HENCHMAN
IS THAT A CLUE? (473)
(43-4743) [11-7-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VILE HENCHMAN                  POSITION IS EMPTY
IS THAT A CLUE? (473)          
(43-4743) [11-7-0,108]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KENSELJO                       KIRVINJ
THE FAMILY (116)               THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4709) [22-13-0,107]        (43-4730) [13-10-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

IS THAT A CLUE? (473)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE FAMILY (116)            19
2. WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)     18      IS THAT A CLUE? (473)
3. IS THAT A CLUE? (473)        8      Unchartered Team

                                       NONE (81)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 IS THAT A CLUE? (473)     55  31  0 64.0   1/ 1 IS THAT A CLUE? (473)     9  6 0
 2/ 3 WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)   71  63  5 53.0   2/ 3 WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)   8  4 0
 3/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)         791 855 19 48.1   3/ 2 THE FAMILY (116)          6  9 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                             THE ADM REGIONAL TOURNAMENT

The next ADM Regional Tournament will be held in the months of October/November 2011
and will be contested in the regular arenas during the late Summer months.

Q: What is the ADM Regional Tournament?
A: The ADM Regional Tournament is a competition where the best and brightest warriors
   from the ADM regionals compete for bragging rights and to see which region is the
   best!

Q: How does it work?
A: During the month of October, the warriors of each Regional Team will be temporarily
   moved to a special regional arena, where they will battle it out in a single
   elimination tournament.  The last warrior standing wins for his region.  (Learns,
   skills, and FE gained during the contest will not be permanent.)

   Results will be posted online during the months of October/November.

Q: How are teams determined?
A: There are 10 warrior slots given out to each team. The 10 Stylemasters of each
   regional arena during Saturday, October 15th will automatically qualify and be
   selected.

   To qualify for a Stylemaster position, you must have been active in the arena in 4
   of the prior 6 turns including the last one (2 of the last 3 for Crysalis).  (Thus,
   you'll want to activate your warriors before the week of July 23rd, to be safe.)

   Should a team not be able to qualify all 10 warriors, they may select wildcard
   entrants to fill those empty slots.  However, they must have at least 7 different
   styles represented AND no more than 2 of any style.  Should they not be able to
   meet this criteria, their team will be filled with NPCs.

   Each manager may only play for 1 region and may qualify no more than 3 warriors on
   a regional team.  They may play a 3rd warrior only if everyone else who wants to
   participate already has 2 and/or there is no other option.  A manager may not have
   more than 1 warrior of the same style on the regional team.

Q: What's a Regional Coordinator?
A: The Regional Coordinator is the unofficial "team captain":  They are in charge of
   putting together their team based on the rules, trying to make sure everyone is
   included and that any disputes are handled.  (For instance, if someone qualifies
   more than 2 warriors, the regional coordinator will work with that manager and
   determine which warriors will participate on the team, and then notify
   replacements, etc.)

   The Regional Coordinators are: Manager (Andorak), Buri(Darkholm), The Dark One
   (Free Blades), Crip (Crysalis), Master Darque (Unnamed No Tourney Arena), One Arm
   Bandit (Home Guard).  If you need to contact them, you can write a personal ad in
   the ADM arena, or send a diplo to them at:

                        Manager:        Superior Forces in DM 105
                        The Dark One:   Angels of Pain in DM 103
                        Buri:           Tackle Box in DM 104
                        One Arm Bandit: Sea Dogs in DM 101
                        Crip:           Royal Flush in DM 106
                        Master Darque:  Darque Ages in DM 81

Q: What does happen if someone qualifies more than 2 warriors?
A: That manager will be able to decide which 2 to send (or, if there are no other
   options, the manager may send 3--see above) and the next highest qualifying warrior
   will be able to take place of the warrior that doesn't get sent if it's an
   automatic spot.  It's definitely a good idea to communicate with your team
   coordinator and fellow teammates.  Remember, even though you are fighting for
   qualification spots, you all still want to put together a competitive team! (All
   of the captains treat this as an inclusive event so it's unlikely anyone will
   completely get left out in the cold.)

Q: What if my warriors are not in ADM regional?  Or, what if they are in the wrong
   ADM regional?
A: If your warriors are in 100, or are in the wrong region, and they haven't fought
   since the split, you can request to CSR to have them moved into the proper
   regional arena.

Q: Is there a prize?
A: Bragging rights!

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 674): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 676): BLACK HEART of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 582): KILLER of MANIACS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 670): DEANO of MARKS PARTY (JE, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 672): GOLD LOCKET of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 663): JUNIOR VASQUEZ of WHEN EAGLES DARE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 664): THIMBLE of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 334): SCARLET of D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 661): GILEAN YASUR of CLUBS 'N CLONES (Demonspawn, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 332): SNORTY MCSNORT of ALL NIGHT LONG (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 658): A.S. MODEUS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 655): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 647): BANFF of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 605): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 309): STANDBY of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 304): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 290): NASTY NES of PUBLICH ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 537): HAL'IGGE JOYROC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 522): HORNET of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 504): DELLEA ERAMIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 498): HARITH TEN MORU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): MRS POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 459): 111 of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 454): NIGHTBRINGER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 446): THE COUNT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 562): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS
                                             (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 674): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 676): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 582): HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 670): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 672): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 663): WHEN EAGLES DARE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 664): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 334): THE DEATH LORDS (Widowmaker, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 661): CLUBS 'N CLONES (Demonspawn, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 332): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 658): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 655): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 647): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 605): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 309): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 304): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 290): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 537): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 522): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 504): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 498): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 459): SAND DAMCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 454): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 446): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 562): THE WILLBURYS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 581): BALANCE OF EARTH of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 671): MORGAR of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 663): THE ENQUIRER of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 658): A.S. MODEUS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 657): MURDER of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 646): OBAN of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 605): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 303): SMOKEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 289): DURANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 521): COCO NUTS of FRUIT OF THE LOOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
                          CATIPILLAR of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 504): DELLEA ERAMIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): MRS. POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 458): HESTI TYL VAREN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 445): BLACK TOM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Take that, you Vile Henchman!  And having performed this great service for the
Veastian arena, which will rapidly be washed away by time and more gladiators, I
depart.

                                    Vaistinie

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
VEASTIAN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see KENSELJO win a fight and gain 22 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
KENSELJO beat TORN CLOTH and TORN CLOTH lost 27 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
And it's out with the old, in with the new, as VILE HENCHMAN takes the Title and last 
week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Warty Toad, humph!  I've 
tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From VEASTIAN's 
trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the VEASTIAN arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VILE HENCHMAN 4743           11   7  0   108       IS THAT A CLUE? (473)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KENSELJO 4709                22  13  0   107       THE FAMILY (116)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ODD DRAFT 4742               13   5  0    92       IS THAT A CLUE? (473)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOOT PRINT 4740              12   6  0    90       IS THAT A CLUE? (473)
 SAMUEL CLIPPER 4716          21   7  0    86       WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)
 TORN CLOTH 4741              12   6  0    84       IS THAT A CLUE? (473)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KIRVINJ 4730                 13  10  0    66       THE FAMILY (116)
 ALVERNON STRONGAXE 4715      13  15  1    59       WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)
 JEREMIAH BROADBLADE 4712     11  17  2    57       WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JONAS SWITCHBLADE 4714       11  17  2    53       WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)
 BAIBAR 4738                   5  15  0    46       THE FAMILY (116)
 MELANJI 4737                  8  12  0    41       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A BAD LIE 4745                5   5  0    26       IS THAT A CLUE? (473)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Boot Print -- Ha!  I brought a mop and just cleaned you away. -- Kenseljo

Jeremiah Broadblade -- Bit of a surprise there, but a good one. -- Kirvinj

A Bad Lie -- You will keep doing it, won't you?  Telling lies that an innocent child,
if one could be found, would see through immediately. -- Melanji

Jonas Switchblade -- And I get to wrap an amazingly successful turn for us.  Works
for me! -- Baibar

13 July 11
                                   Announcing!

          The No-Tourney ADM arena will be opening for business on the
          first of August of this year!
     It will be ADM Arena #107, making use of that idle installation down at Lirin
Kiv.  If the managers involved in this arena wish to rename it, suggestions will be
entertained through the months of August and September.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VAISTINIE was devastated by VILE HENCHMAN in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
TORN CLOTH was vanquished by KENSELJO in a 1 minute uneven battle.
ODD DRAFT demolished VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
SAMUEL CLIPPER bested KIRVINJ in a exciting 2 minute veteran's fight.
BOOT PRINT devastated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
MELANJI was luckily beaten by JONAS SWITCHBLADE in a 2 minute struggle.
JEREMIAH BROADBLADE overpowered A BAD LIE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ALVERNON STRONGAXE defeated BAIBAR in a action packed 1 minute melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -   9 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  22 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  16 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 606 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  VILE HENCHMAN 4743         11   7  0  108 IS THAT A CLUE? (473)
BASHING ATTACK   KENSELJO 4709              22  13  0  107 THE FAMILY (116)
AIMED BLOW       ODD DRAFT 4742             13   5  0   92 IS THAT A CLUE? (473)
LUNGING ATTACK   BOOT PRINT 4740            12   6  0   90 IS THAT A CLUE? (473)
PARRY-STRIKE     SAMUEL CLIPPER 4716        21   7  0   86 WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)
STRIKING ATTACK  TORN CLOTH 4741            12   6  0   84 IS THAT A CLUE? (473)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KENSELJO 4709.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KIRVINJ 4730.  The ten other most popular fighters were MELANJI 4737, ODD DRAFT 
4742, VILE HENCHMAN 4743, BOOT PRINT 4740, JEREMIAH BROADBLADE 4712, ALVERNON 
STRONGAXE 4715, KENSELJO 4709, SAMUEL CLIPPER 4716, JONAS SWITCHBLADE 4714, and 
BAIBAR 4738.

The least popular fighter this week was A BAD LIE 4745.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TORN CLOTH 4741, BAIBAR 4738, JONAS SWITCHBLADE 4714, SAMUEL CLIPPER 
4716, KENSELJO 4709, ALVERNON STRONGAXE 4715, JEREMIAH BROADBLADE 4712, BOOT PRINT 
4740, VILE HENCHMAN 4743, and ODD DRAFT 4742.

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

VAISTINIE (43-4702) THE FAMILY (116)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                          THE BUNNY GOD (2-5631) of 042909A               
                   BULLETPROOF MONK (11-4999) of LUROCIANS EXTREME 
                       COCO NUTS (60-8163) of FRUIT OF THE LOOM        
                          EAR (82-39911) of UNFORTUNATE HAIR               
                           NUTHYN (82-32147) of GAMMA HORDE                 
                          PORSCHE (82-41317) of COMPENSATING               

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes