DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/28/2009    Duedate: 02/24/2009

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-278

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHADOWCAT HAMMER
MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
(45-3961) [16-22-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHADOWCAT HAMMER               PINGU
MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)           MIKES HEROES (509)
(45-3961) [16-22-0,107]        (45-4439) [2-1-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BOLI                           WANT TO KNOW JESUS
OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)          MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
(45-4316) [13-3-2,92]          (45-3241) [5-8-0,62]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIKES HEROES (509)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)       57
2. MIKES HEROES (509)          18      NOSTALGIA (506)
3. MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)      14      Unchartered Team
4. MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)         7
5. THE LION'S DEN (479)         0      MIKES HEROES (509)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 NOSTALGIA (506)           50  27  2 64.9   1/ 7*MIKES HEROES (509)        7  3 1
 2- 3 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)    47  28  2 62.7   2/ 1 NOSTALGIA (506)           7  6 0
 3/ 2 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     51  32  4 61.4   3- 3 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)    6  4 0
 4- 4 DARQUE FORCES (428)      314 215 16 59.4   4- 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)       4  1 0
 5/ 5 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      45  37  6 54.9   5/ 4 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)     4  6 0
 6/ 9 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)     37  35  3 51.4   6/ 8 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      4  8 0
 7-10 ARCTIC WASTES (486)       63  65  6 49.2   7/ 5 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     4  9 0
 8/15*MIKES HEROES (509)         9  10  1 47.4   8/12 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      3  3 0
 9/12 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      84  99  3 45.9   9-13*ADVENTURERS (512)         3  3 0
10-13 THE LION'S DEN (479)      45  54  5 45.5  10/19 MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)    3  6 1
11/17 MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)    19  30  1 38.8  11- 6 THE LION'S DEN (479)      2  2 0
12-19*ADVENTURERS (512)          5  21  0 19.2  12-14 ARCTIC WASTES (486)       1  8 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 610): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 612): CORIANELLE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 606): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 608): CRICKET of LEGENDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 606): AURELIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 604): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 597): CELADUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 594): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 592): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 583): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 545): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 277): BOLI of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 258): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 473): MOSSIE ROCKTROLL of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 460): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 436): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 207): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 404): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 382): RED COULTER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 498): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 610): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 612): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 606): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 608): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 606): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 604): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 597): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 594): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 592): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 583): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 545): DEVILED HAM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 577): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 272): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 258): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 473): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 460): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 436): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 207): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 404): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 382): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 498): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 603): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 597): CELADUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 594): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): AUNTY ENTITY of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             PIZZA PIE PARTY of THINGS I DROOL IN (Nuln, mgr.)
                 (turn 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             MAGIC WAND of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             BOQ of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 460): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Is there anyone that can stop the greatness that is Boli?  Hmmm?  I mean Glacier has
been giving it his all, but he just can't stop the devastation.  Once again my
challenge will go out to Jacob Marley.  A great record like that would make most
gladiators tremble, but I am not most gladiators.  Hurry and take your shot.  If you
beat me I will kill myself in shame.  But if I reach the Isle how sweet would that
be?  A slasher with a supreme record such as the one I have is truley a sight to
behold.  But be forwarned.  I like blood.  I like lots of it. -- Your humble DM, Boli

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt STORMCROWE will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as NOSTALGIA is pushed out of top team by MIKES HEROES, who came from 7th 
with a 3-2-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are 
sorrows to drown for THE LION'S DEN, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 5 into 
11th.  MIRACLE WORKSHOP stable has parlayed this turn's 2-1-1 into a 9 space move up 
the rankings.  This brings them up to 10th place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, 
VADIS fought HALF and gained 13 points and contributed to KELLUMBO'S KIDS' 2-3-0.  
HALF has lost to VADIS, falling 14 points, while helping make SRETSAMLEUD II a 1-1-0 
turn.  We should ask SHADOWCAT HAMMER about the thrill of victory, and what being the 
new Duelmaster does for a warrior, she's now the one to ask.  By the way, was that 
our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Shadow's 
Fountain?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the SRETSAMLEUD II stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on STORMCROWE, what are you afraid of?  And guess who 
avoided SRETSAMLEUD II stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  
Anyone surprised?  In a brave attempt, 2 GIRLS 1 CUP from KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged 
up 23 points to fight DEVASTATOR from the NOSTALGIA stable.  2 GIRLS 1 CUP perhaps 
got hers just desserts, seeing as she beat DEVASTATOR and ended up with 86 
recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     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 STORMCROWE and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in STORMCROWE again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961        16  22  0   107       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACOB MARLEY 4351            11   4  0   101       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
-GLACIER 4279                 16  11  1    92       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 BOLI 4316                    13   3  2    92       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OPTIMUS PRIME 4417           12   4  1    90       NOSTALGIA (506)
 2 GIRLS 1 CUP 4397            9   4  0    86       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 DESTRO 4418                  11   5  0    78       NOSTALGIA (506)
-LYNX 4195                    11   7  0    74       THE LION'S DEN (479)
-ICHABOD CRANE 4352           10   5  2    71       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VADIS 4535                    6   0  1    66       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 SEBASTIAN HAMMER 4355        10   8  1    63       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 WANT TO KNOW JESUS 3241       5   8  0    62       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 DEVASTATOR 4419              12   4  0    61       NOSTALGIA (506)
-YUMALESCA 4289               13  12  1    58       DARQUE FORCES (428)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PUMA 4194                    11   8  0    54       THE LION'S DEN (479)
-PROWLER 4350                 10   5  0    53       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 HALF 4384                     9  10  2    50       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
-FROST BITE 4415               7   8  0    50       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
-PAYNE 4465                    5   5  1    44       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 DICE 4381                     9   7  0    38       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
-FLYING DUTCHMAN 4469          7   4  0    35       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DC MASTER 4523                5   1  0    33       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
-LEOPARD 4466                  4   6  1    30       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD 3237        6   7  0    29       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 SPEAKS IN TONGUES 3239        6   7  1    28       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 PINGU 4439                    2   1  0    28       MIKES HEROES (509)
 PADDYPO 4443                  3   1  0    25       MIKES HEROES (509)
-FRODO 4550                    2   1  0    24       ADVENTURERS (512)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FELIDAE 4536                  3   1  0    23       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 SVAMPBOB 4510                 2   0  0    22       MIKES HEROES (509)
-GRATEFUL DEAD 4525            3   3  0    20       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
-ROSELYN 4498                  6   1  0    19       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-MERRY 4520                    2   3  0    16       ADVENTURERS (512)
 WOLFSBANE HAMMER 4502         1   8  0    15       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 ROCKSLIDE HAMMER 4515         2   6  0    12       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
-BILBO 4517                    1   4  0    11       ADVENTURERS (512)
-DIRT 4555                     1   1  0     7       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 STORABOLLEN 4509              1   1  1     5       MIKES HEROES (509)
-SAME 4549                     0   3  0     3       ADVENTURERS (512)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PIPPEN 4519             0  4 0 ADVENTURERS 512      KRISTY 4539           275  NONE
POLAR FOX 4558          0  2 0 ARCTIC WASTES 486    STORABOLLEN 4509      277   
BOB 4553                0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 503  ROBERT SMITH 4538     275   
RETURN 4565             0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 503  STONE GOLEM           278  NONE
SENDER 4567             0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 503  BLACK ORC             278  NONE
TO 4566                 0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 503  BLACK ORC             278  NONE
OOGIBOOGI 4441          1  3 0 MIKES HEROES 509     SPEAKS IN TONGUE 3239 278   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 4568                0  1 0 OF WOLF & MAN 4 491  BANDIT PRINCE         278  NONE
DA2 4570                0  1 0 OF WOLF & MAN 4 491  BLACK ORC             278  NONE
THE AMAZON 4445         6  3 0 OLD MAN RIVER 494    BOLING 4317           274  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     Oddly enough, there are no personals here.  Why is that?

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA2 was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
RETURN was killed by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
SENDER was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
TO was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
2 GIRLS 1 CUP demolished DEVASTATOR in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
VADIS devastated HALF in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
BOLI was overcome by SHADOWCAT HAMMER in a 1 minute expert's Title fight.
OPTIMUS PRIME vanquished SEBASTIAN HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DESTRO savagely defeated WANT TO KNOW JESUS in a action packed 3 minute gory duel.
DICE overpowered ROCKSLIDE HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven match.
SPEAKS IN TONGUES killed OOGIBOOGI in a 1 minute fight.
HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD demolished STORABOLLEN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PINGU viciously subdued WOLFSBANE HAMMER in a exciting 5 minute brutal contest.
SVAMPBOB devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
PADDYPO overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       66 -  37 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL     55 -  43 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  27 -  1      51  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        29 -  31 -  1      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  15 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    82 -  99 -  6      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   72 -  91 - 10      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  21 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    40 -  68 -  6      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  10 -  0      33  |

Turn 278 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:

WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BOLI 4316                  13   3  2   92 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
LUNGING ATTACK   OPTIMUS PRIME 4417         12   4  1   90 NOSTALGIA (506)
TOTAL PARRY      2 GIRLS 1 CUP 4397          9   4  0   86 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
STRIKING ATTACK  VADIS 4535                  6   0  1   66 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
AIMED BLOW       SEBASTIAN HAMMER 4355      10   8  1   63 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
BASHING ATTACK   DEVASTATOR 4419            12   4  0   61 NOSTALGIA (506)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BOLI 4316.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
WANT TO KNOW JESUS 3241.  The ten other most popular fighters were PINGU 4439, RETURN 
4565, 2 GIRLS 1 CUP 4397, DEVASTATOR 4419, DESTRO 4418, WOLFSBANE HAMMER 4502, BOLI 
4316, DICE 4381, VADIS 4535, and SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961.

The least popular fighter this week was ROCKSLIDE HAMMER 4515.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SEBASTIAN HAMMER 4355, HALF 4384, TO 4566, SENDER 4567, DA1 
4568, DA2 4570, SVAMPBOB 4510, STORABOLLEN 4509, OOGIBOOGI 4441, and PADDYPO 4443.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLII

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEATH FOG 4017 (70-32-0)              14  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      
TUNDRA 4280 (17-10-1)                  1  3  0         ARCTIC WASTES