DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/17/2012    Duedate: 05/30/2012

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-628

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CYCLONE
FAMOUS HURLERS (448)
(43-4486) [7-2-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KIRVINJ                        CYCLONE
THE FAMILY (116)               FAMOUS HURLERS (448)
(43-4730) [25-20-1,96]         (43-4486) [7-2-0,107]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MELANJI                        TWAIN
THE FAMILY (116)               ORDER (474)
(43-4737) [19-23-0,80]         (43-4781) [3-0-1,24]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FAMOUS HURLERS (448)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FAMOUS HURLERS (448)        45
2. IS THAT A CLUE? (473)       18      IS THAT A CLUE? (473)
3. ORDER (474)                  9      Unchartered Team
4. WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)      0
5. THE FAMILY (116)           -50      ORDER (474)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ORDER (474)                9   1  1 90.0   1/ 2*FAMOUS HURLERS (448)      9  3 1
 2/ 2*FAMOUS HURLERS (448)      22  12  2 64.7   2/ 3*ORDER (474)               6  0 1
 3/ 3 IS THAT A CLUE? (473)     90  52  0 63.4   3/ 1 THE FAMILY (116)          4 11 1
 4- 4 WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)   96  98  5 49.5   4/ 5 IS THAT A CLUE? (473)     1  2 0
 5/ 5 THE FAMILY (116)         845 906 22 48.3   5- 4 WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)   0  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 696): G-STRING of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 698): ITCHY FROGGY of KAOS FROTS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 626): FLOYD CASTAWAY of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 692): SUNDOG of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 694): GOOD AS GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 685): BOROMIR of IN MIDDLE EARTH (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 686): WATER WORKS of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 345): COLGATE SMILE of MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 683): PLUTONIUM PUNCH of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 343): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 680): DISTORTION of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 677): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 669): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 627): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 320): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 315): SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 301): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 559): TIKI LA'BANE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 544): Q MARK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 526): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 520): KURLO TEN DOSHAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 250): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 481): NEGATIVE ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 476): INCREDIBLE SPEED of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 467): KURTAL DUCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 584): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 696): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 698): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 626): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 692): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 694): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 685): 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 686): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 345): PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 683): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 343): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 680): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 677): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 669): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 627): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 320): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 315): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 301): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 559): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 544): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 526): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 520): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 250): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 481): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 476): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 467): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 584): DIRT DEVILS et al. (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 697): XENOPHANES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           KUNG PO FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 685): BOROMIR of IN MIDDLE EARTH (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 686): WATER WORKS of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 682): MISS CONDUCT of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 679): DEE N. EMMI of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          TIA MATTE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          S.W.A.T. of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 519): ON THE CORNER of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 249): PANAMA OATES of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I didn't set out to kill Alvernon, it isn't like we can spare an active
gladiator here.  But I wonder if he might have had an input error?

                                    Kirvinj

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of VEASTIAN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team THE FAMILY was 
unseated this week as FAMOUS HURLERS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-1-1 record for the round.  A BAD LIE caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested MELANJI and was awarded 18 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, A BAD LIE put down MELANJI, 
causing her to lose 12 points of recognition in the process.  This time victory fell 
to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail CYCLONE, Duelmaster of VEASTIAN!  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In VEASTIAN "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when 
this week's challenge seeking began.  ORDER is feared.  This much I can say.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding ORDER.  Indeed it was FAMOUS HURLERS.  Mighty fighters cannot 
but expect competition from those below.  BAIBAR take warning!  You have more than a 
few enemies in VEASTIAN.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  The warrior's path is harsh.  For 
mediocrity there is but one reward--death.  This past week BAIBAR, at 13-29-1, 
departed VEASTIAN forever.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the 
arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in VEASTIAN as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  
The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYCLONE 4486                  7   2  0   107       FAMOUS HURLERS (448)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KIRVINJ 4730                 25  20  1    96       THE FAMILY (116)
 A BAD LIE 4745               14  18  0    94       IS THAT A CLUE? (473)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELANJI 4737                 19  23  0    80       THE FAMILY (116)
 THE BIG UNIT 4526             6   3  2    75       FAMOUS HURLERS (448)
 BAIN 4747                     6   0  0    72       ORDER (474)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BIG TRAIN 4485            4   3  0    56       FAMOUS HURLERS (448)
 BIG SIX 4489                  5   4  0    44       FAMOUS HURLERS (448)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KHARIJANH 4777               11   6  0    39       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWAIN 4781                    3   0  1    24       ORDER (474)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK ZANJO 4810              2   3  0     9       THE FAMILY (116)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BAIBAR 4738            13 29 1 THE FAMILY 116       THE BIG UNIT 4526     628   
ALVERNON STRONGA 4715  20 29 1 WARRIORS OF STEE 470 KIRVINJ 4730          627   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Baibar -- You must be a lover, because you're not a fighter. -- Cyclone

Melanji -- Good thing it's a long season.  I wouldn't want to have to go into the off
season with that memory. -- The Big Unit

We salute the tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Family

Cyclone -- You certainly blew me away!  I didn't even have time to make it to the
storm shelter. -- Baibar

Bain -- I'm more inclined to chaotic, myself. -- Kharijanh

Twain -- That was not an orderly business.  You should have lost, making yourself 1-
1-1.  THAT would have been orderly. -- Black Zanjo

The Big Unit -- What?  But you're shorter than I am! -- Melanji

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE BIG UNIT butchered BAIBAR in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
KIRVINJ was demolished by CYCLONE in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
MELANJI was overpowered by A BAD LIE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
BAIN devastated BIG SIX in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KHARIJANH was demolished by THE BIG TRAIN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
TWAIN defeated BLACK ZANJO in a 2 minute struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  12 -  2      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  10 -  1      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  10 -  1      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 628 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CYCLONE 4486                7   2  0  107 FAMOUS HURLERS (448)
BASHING ATTACK   THE BIG UNIT 4526           6   3  2   75 FAMOUS HURLERS (448)
STRIKING ATTACK  BAIN 4747                   6   0  0   72 ORDER (474)
SLASHING ATTACK  BIG SIX 4489                5   4  0   44 FAMOUS HURLERS (448)
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 TWAIN 4781.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE BIG UNIT 4526, THE BIG 
TRAIN 4485, CYCLONE 4486, A BAD LIE 4745, BAIBAR 4738, BAIN 4747, KHARIJANH 4777, 
BLACK ZANJO 4810, KIRVINJ 4730, and MELANJI 4737.

The least popular fighter this week was BIG SIX 4489.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MELANJI 4737, KIRVINJ 4730, BLACK ZANJO 4810, KHARIJANH 4777, BAIN 
4747, BAIBAR 4738, A BAD LIE 4745, CYCLONE 4486, THE BIG TRAIN 4485, and THE BIG UNIT 
4526.