DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/20/2011    Duedate: 11/02/2011

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-613

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SAMUEL CLIPPER
WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)
(43-4716) [23-12-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAMUEL CLIPPER                 POSITION IS EMPTY
WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)        
(43-4716) [23-12-0,112]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MELANJI                        SAMUEL CLIPPER
THE FAMILY (116)               WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)
(43-4737) [9-18-0,45]          (43-4716) [23-12-0,112]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

IS THAT A CLUE? (473)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)     22
2. THE FAMILY (116)             5      IS THAT A CLUE? (473)
3. IS THAT A CLUE? (473)      -13      Unchartered Team

                                       THE TROLLMARSH (244)

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)     78  41  0 65.5   1/ 1 IS THAT A CLUE? (473)     9  4 0
 2/ 2 WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)   81  81  5 50.0   2/ 3 WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)   6  6 0
 3/ 3 THE FAMILY (116)         806 870 20 48.1   3/ 2 THE FAMILY (116)          6  8 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 681): BITTERMAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 683): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 596): SAUSAGE PARTY of DUDE RANCH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 677): SOURWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 679): BILLY JACK of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 670): CORNBREAD STUFFING of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 671): BEETLE BAILEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 338): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 668): DARIUS of OPEN HAND (Bahram, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 335): URN4A TREAT! of JUST DESSERTS (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 665): PETROV of ASSORTED (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 662): VIN DIESEL of HEROES (?, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 654): FROZEN IMAGE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 612): TORN CLOTH of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 313): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 307): KATIE of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 544): MANZA WIGGLES of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 529): CHIQUITA CHIWAWA of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 511): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 505): SASHA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 243): PANAMA OATS of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 466): NIMINI TYL ZO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 461): BUBBA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 452): DELNA BERIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 569): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 681): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 683): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 596): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 677): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 679): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 670): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 671): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 338): ISIS PTAH (Aesir Vanir, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 668): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 335): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 665): FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 662): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 654): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 612): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 313): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 307): ALASKAN PIPELINE (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 544): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 529): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 511): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 505): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 243): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 466): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 461): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 452): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 569): THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 676): BOBCAT of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 678): SAD SLACKS of EMOTIONAL PANTS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 669): BELLONA CHIST of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 670): DESERT PLANTS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 334): SLATE G35 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 612): TORN CLOTH of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 312): YUMALESCA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 306): BASKET of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
                                      KISS OF DEATH of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                                      KANA BALLISTIC of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): NASTY NES of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 466): 111 of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in VEASTIAN a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, KHARIJANH fought 
MORDANT DESERTER and gained 8 points and contributed to THE FAMILY's 2-3-1.  BAIBAR 
has lost to VENOMOUS CONCUBINE, falling 10 points, while helping make THE FAMILY a 
2-3-1 turn.  And all eyes were on SAMUEL CLIPPER this turn as he ascended to the 
throne of Duelmaster.  VEASTIAN has a new victor!  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I 
have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Dripping Blade uses trolls in their 
stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in VEASTIAN and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in VEASTIAN again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMUEL CLIPPER 4716          23  12  0   112       WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOOT PRINT 4740              18   7  0   101       IS THAT A CLUE? (473)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ODD DRAFT 4742               18   7  0    90       IS THAT A CLUE? (473)
 JEREMIAH BROADBLADE 4712     12  23  2    71       WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)
 BAIBAR 4738                   9  18  0    70       THE FAMILY (116)
 ALVERNON STRONGAXE 4715      16  19  1    68       WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)
 KIRVINJ 4730                 16  14  0    68       THE FAMILY (116)
 JONAS SWITCHBLADE 4714       15  20  2    67       WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A BAD LIE 4745                7  10  0    50       IS THAT A CLUE? (473)
 MELANJI 4737                  9  18  0    45       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUIDO JENJILI 4776            3   0  1    29       THE FAMILY (116)
 KHARIJANH 4777                2   0  0    24       THE FAMILY (116)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      GUIDO JENJILI 4776    613  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We congratulate Torn Cloth.  Maybe someone on the Isle can mend you? -- Jorja and the
Family

We're here to tell you, our manager is a SLAVE DRIVER!  She INSISTS that we write

"real" personals, even though we have argued, I think with justice, that NO ONE is
reading them. -- Kirvinj, for the Family
P.S.  But she's very... persuasive.

Torn Cloth -- I was too embarrassed to look at you long enough to strike a meaningful
blow.  For the gods' sake, woman, cover that up! -- Kirvinj

The Venomous Concubine intimidated me. -- Baibar
P.S.  And she made... promises.

Alvernon Strongaxe -- Bah. -- Melanji

And a pair of Persistent Beggars are laid low.  Good. -- Guido Jenjili and Kharijanh

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TORN CLOTH was unbelievably bested by SAMUEL CLIPPER in a 5 minute Title fight.
BOOT PRINT demolished KIRVINJ in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
ODD DRAFT defeated JEREMIAH BROADBLADE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's duel.
BAIBAR was overpowered by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JONAS SWITCHBLADE bested MELANJI in a 2 minute expert's brawl.
ALVERNON STRONGAXE defeated A BAD LIE in a 1 minute struggle.
KHARIJANH overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
GUIDO JENJILI assassinated CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -   9 -  1      65  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  23 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 613 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     SAMUEL CLIPPER 4716        23  12  0  112 WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)
LUNGING ATTACK   BOOT PRINT 4740            18   7  0  101 IS THAT A CLUE? (473)
AIMED BLOW       ODD DRAFT 4742             18   7  0   90 IS THAT A CLUE? (473)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MELANJI 4737.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SAMUEL CLIPPER 4716.  The ten other most popular fighters were ODD DRAFT 4742, 
MELANJI 4737, KHARIJANH 4777, BOOT PRINT 4740, JEREMIAH BROADBLADE 4712, JONAS 
SWITCHBLADE 4714, ALVERNON STRONGAXE 4715, GUIDO JENJILI 4776, A BAD LIE 4745, and 
KIRVINJ 4730.

The least popular fighter this week was BAIBAR 4738.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KIRVINJ 4730, A BAD LIE 4745, GUIDO JENJILI 4776, ALVERNON STRONGAXE 
4715, JONAS SWITCHBLADE 4714, JEREMIAH BROADBLADE 4712, BOOT PRINT 4740, KHARIJANH 
4777, MELANJI 4737, and ODD DRAFT 4742.

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

TORN CLOTH (43-4741) IS THAT A CLUE? (473)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 13-15, 2012.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $134.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 15 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!