DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/29/2011    Duedate: 01/11/2012

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-618

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JEREMIAH BROADBLADE
WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)
(43-4712) [16-24-2,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JEREMIAH BROADBLADE            POSITION IS EMPTY
WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)        
(43-4712) [16-24-2,95]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MELANJI                        GUIDO JENJILI
THE FAMILY (116)               THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4737) [12-20-0,58]         (43-4776) [7-1-1,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FAMILY (116)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE FAMILY (116)            49
2. IS THAT A CLUE? (473)       15      IS THAT A CLUE? (473)
3. ANDROIDS DUNGEON 001 (478)   0      Unchartered Team
4. WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)    -11
                                        (100)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 IS THAT A CLUE? (473)     86  46  0 65.2   1/ 3 THE FAMILY (116)          8  7 1
 2/ 3 WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)   90  90  5 50.0   2/ 1 IS THAT A CLUE? (473)     5  2 0
 3- 4*ANDROIDS DUNGEON 0 (478)   5   5  0 50.0   3/ 2 WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)   5  5 0
 4/ 5 THE FAMILY (116)         819 882 21 48.1   4- 4*ANDROIDS DUNGEON 0 (478)  3  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 686): OGRE BATTLE of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 688): KUNG PO FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 606): ROBERT ROY of HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 682): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 684): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 675): CANDIED YAMS of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 676): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 673): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): PANCAKES of KAOS II (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 670): TAMARIN of GOING APES (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 667): DARK DUMPLING of BAD BREAD (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 659): KAILIE RHIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 617): JEREMIAH BROADBLADE of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 549): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 534): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 516): ANDRES of BOMB SQUAD (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 510): KOLACTAN KABOB of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 471): TUNA SALAD of PARKING LOT 4 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 466): GREEN ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 457): MO J of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 574): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 686): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 688): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 606): HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 682): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 684): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 675): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 676): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 673): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 670): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 667): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 659): HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 617): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 549): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 534): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 516): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 510): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 471): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 466): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 457): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 574): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 606): ROBERT ROY of HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): SKITTLES of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 674): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr)
                            REAPER of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 667): DARK DUMPLING of BAD BREAD (Otto X, mgr.)
                                   VIN DIESEL of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 659): KAILIE RHIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
                           MOZART of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 616): BOOT PRINT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                             ODD DRAFT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal)
                                      AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
                          (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): POTATO BUG of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                                  MONDEKKER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  IS THAT A CLUE??  Who?  THE FAMILY is the top team these days, buddies! 
Practice pays for BAIBAR, who pummelled JONAS SWITCHBLADE, to pocket 32 points.  A 
certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 5 
points to A BAD LIE.  (Discrete enough, ALVERNON STRONGAXE?) JEREMIAH BROADBLADE 
successfully staved off a grab for the roses by KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY.  Does VEASTIAN 
have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  Word has it one team in VEASTIAN is 
taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are VEASTIAN's warriors?  Come, let us see.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  The audience 
gave a nice round of rasberries to JONAS SWITCHBLADE of WARRIORS OF STEEL, for 
expiring in such an ungraceful fashion.  16-24-2, indeed!  He who lives by the sword 
(or maul)...  Witness JONAS SWITCHBLADE of WARRIORS OF STEEL, felled by BAIBAR of THE 
FAMILY.  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the 
arena.  A certain tavern in VEASTIAN would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond 
my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an 
overtaxed simile, I now bid VEASTIAN farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEREMIAH BROADBLADE 4712     16  24  2    95       WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAIBAR 4738                  11  21  1    90       THE FAMILY (116)
 A BAD LIE 4745               10  12  0    76       IS THAT A CLUE? (473)
 ALVERNON STRONGAXE 4715      17  23  1    75       WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)
 KIRVINJ 4730                 17  18  0    69       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELANJI 4737                 12  20  0    58       THE FAMILY (116)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUIDO JENJILI 4776            7   1  1    55       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KHARIJANH 4777                5   2  0    29       THE FAMILY (116)
-FAT TONY 4768                 2   0  0    28       ANDROIDS DUNGEON 001 (478)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COOKIE KWAN 4770              2   0  0    22       ANDROIDS DUNGEON 001 (478)
-BUMBLEBEE GUY 4775            1   0  0     9       ANDROIDS DUNGEON 001 (478)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JONAS SWITCHBLAD 4714  16 24 2 WARRIORS OF STEE 470 BAIBAR 4738           618   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

While it was flattering for the steward to call my loss to the Khalhums Dwarf
"unbelievable," I rather thought it inevitable. -- Kirvinj

Jeremiah Broadblade -- Yeah, yeah, I know, you're the big cheese.  Bah. -- Baibar

A Bad Lie -- It doesn't matter what you say, I always believe you. -- Melanji

And a couple of standbys defeated easily. -- Guild Jenjili and Kharijanh

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JEREMIAH BROADBLADE devastated KIRVINJ in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
ALVERNON STRONGAXE lost to A BAD LIE in a 1 minute expert's battle.
JONAS SWITCHBLADE was murdered by BAIBAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GUIDO JENJILI viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a popular 3 minute gory contest.
MELANJI savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
KHARIJANH devastated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  10 -  1      68  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  25 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 618 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GUIDO JENJILI 4776          7   1  1   55 THE FAMILY (116)
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 GUIDO JENJILI 4776.  The ten other most popular fighters were MELANJI 4737, 
JEREMIAH BROADBLADE 4712, A BAD LIE 4745, BAIBAR 4738, KHARIJANH 4777, ALVERNON 
STRONGAXE 4715, JONAS SWITCHBLADE 4714, KIRVINJ 4730,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was KIRVINJ 4730.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JONAS SWITCHBLADE 4714, ALVERNON STRONGAXE 4715, KHARIJANH 4777, BAIBAR 
4738, A BAD LIE 4745, JEREMIAH BROADBLADE 4712, MELANJI 4737, GUIDO JENJILI 4776,  0, 
and  0.

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI