DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/25/2009    Duedate: 03/24/2009

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-279

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHADOWCAT HAMMER
MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
(45-3961) [17-22-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHADOWCAT HAMMER               PINGU
MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)           MIKES HEROES (509)
(45-3961) [17-22-0,116]        (45-4439) [3-1-0,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OPTIMUS PRIME                  ICHABOD CRANE
NOSTALGIA (506)                PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
(45-4417) [13-4-1,92]          (45-4352) [11-5-2,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIKES HEROES (509)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)      35
2. MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)        24      NOSTALGIA (506)
3. SRETSAMLEUD II (500)        19      Unchartered Team
4. MIKES HEROES (509)          18
5. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)       16      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)           52  28  2 65.0   1/ 1*MIKES HEROES (509)       10  3 1
 2/ 2 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)    51  29  2 63.8   2/ 3 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)    6  4 0
 3/ 3 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     51  35  4 59.3   3/ 2 NOSTALGIA (506)           6  5 0
 4/ 5 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      47  37  6 56.0   4/ 6 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      5  7 0
 5/ 8*MIKES HEROES (509)        12  10  1 54.5   5/ 8 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      4  2 0
 6- 7 ARCTIC WASTES (486)       63  65  6 49.2   6/10 MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)    4  5 1
 7/ 6 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)     37  39  3 48.7   7/ 5 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)     4 10 0
 8/ 9 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      86 101  3 46.0   8/ 7 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     2  9 0
 9/11 MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)    20  32  1 38.5   9/ 9*ADVENTURERS (512)         0  5 0
10/12*ADVENTURERS (512)          5  25  0 16.7  10-12 ARCTIC WASTES (486)       0  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Foul!  Foul I say!  I wasn't defeated and demand to have the mark against my glorious
self removed!  Before the fight I go to get my backup weapon and lo and behold they
don't have one!  I have to go out without a backup.  Then the weapon they suplied me
was of brittle make.  (He points to a seam where the weapon broke.)  See!?  Someone
set me up!  He didn't even touch me, I decided to give it all and continue to fight
despite the grave injustice and I ripped my arms to shreds on this pitiful warrior's
weapon!  Then the arenamaster has the audacity to call the fight after a tiny bit of
blood!  I demand a rematch!  Thus I have decided not to kill myself.  I will avenge
this wrong!!  I am bringing my own weapons this time.  No more fouls and cheating by
the commision because of my greatness!  You will all rue the day!  Rue I tell you!

-- Your humble DM (YES DM!! I was cheated!)  Boli

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 612): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 614): PYTHAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 608): REDTHORN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 610): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 608): THE RED BARON of DEATH INCARNATE (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 606): GULF COAST D of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 303): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (Zulu, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 599): FHRAIN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 301): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 596): SNOWFLAKE of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 594): KORIENELLEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 547): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 278): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 259): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 475): AIRSLICER DAN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 462): BUSTED NUTS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 438): DOOMSDAY DEVICE of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 398): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 384): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 500): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 612): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 614): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 608): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 610): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 608): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 606): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 303): STEEL AND SILK (Silky, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 599): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 596): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 594): RAVAGNING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 547): POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 578): MIKES HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 259): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 475): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 462): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 438): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 398): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 384): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 500): DO IT AGAIN et al (Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 607): SIMULARCRUM of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
                            WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 607): JACK THE RIPPER of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 605): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
                            DARDANIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
                            BLACK BELT of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, 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 599): FHRAIN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
              (turn 598): MAD DOG MONTANA of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 547): SJORDHAL of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                             NORILITENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): RED DRAGON of CHAOTIX BEASTS (Rillion, mgr.)
                             JETHRO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                 (turn 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             PIZZA PIE PARTY of THINGS I DROOL IN (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 474): MOSSIE ROCKTROLL of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 405): KOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 384): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt STORMCROWE will ever be the same.  MIRACLE WORKSHOP stable has parlayed this 
turn's 1-2-0 into a 4 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 6th place.  
Good work, guys!  The PHANTOM REGIMENT guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be 
watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's 
see, DICE fought FLYING DUTCHMAN and gained 11 points and contributed to SRETSAMLEUD 
II's 2-0-0.  FRODO has lost to WOLFSBANE HAMMER, falling 10 points, while helping 
make ADVENTURERS a 0-4-0 turn.  Well done, STORMCROWE, the Duelmaster was this turn's 
most challenged warrior.  Perhaps SHADOWCAT HAMMER is not as thrilled, being 
challenged 4 times.  BOLI challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to 
dethrone MUTANT HAMMERZ's warrior.  Defending hers title for another turn, SHADOWCAT 
HAMMER kept OF WOLF & MAN 4's warrior, BOLI, from claiming the throne.  Tell me, is 
nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Shadow's Fountain 
uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the KELLUMBO'S KIDS stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on STORMCROWE, what are you afraid of?  And guess who 
avoided KELLUMBO'S KIDS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was PHANTOM REGIMENT. 
Anyone surprised?   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Is it really true that STORMCROWE has more dishwashers per capita 
that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, STORMCROWE, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in STORMCROWE, but never good to 
wear out my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my 
pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961        17  22  0   116       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACOB MARLEY 4351            12   4  0   111       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
-GLACIER 4279                 16  11  1    92       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 OPTIMUS PRIME 4417           13   4  1    92       NOSTALGIA (506)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOLI 4316                    13   4  2    89       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 DESTRO 4418                  12   5  0    85       NOSTALGIA (506)
 2 GIRLS 1 CUP 4397            9   5  0    82       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 ICHABOD CRANE 4352           11   5  2    80       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEBASTIAN HAMMER 4355        10   9  1    66       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
-VADIS 4535                    6   0  1    66       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 PROWLER 4350                 11   5  0    64       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 DEVASTATOR 4419              12   5  0    61       NOSTALGIA (506)
 HALF 4384                    10  10  2    58       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 WANT TO KNOW JESUS 3241       5   9  0    57       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FROST BITE 4415               7   8  0    50       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 DICE 4381                    10   7  0    49       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 FLYING DUTCHMAN 4469          7   5  0    36       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 SPEAKS IN TONGUES 3239        7   7  1    35       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 PINGU 4439                    3   1  0    35       MIKES HEROES (509)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DC MASTER 4523                5   1  0    33       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 PADDYPO 4443                  4   1  0    27       MIKES HEROES (509)
 HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD 3237        6   8  0    26       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 WOLFSBANE HAMMER 4502         2   8  0    26       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 GRATEFUL DEAD 4525            4   3  0    24       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SVAMPBOB 4510                 2   0  0    22       MIKES HEROES (509)
 STORABOLLEN 4509              2   1  1    14       MIKES HEROES (509)
 FRODO 4550                    2   2  0    14       ADVENTURERS (512)
 ROCKSLIDE HAMMER 4515         2   7  0    13       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 MERRY 4520                    2   4  0    10       ADVENTURERS (512)
 BILBO 4517                    1   5  0     8       ADVENTURERS (512)
-DIRT 4555                     1   1  0     7       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 SAME 4549                     0   4  0     4       ADVENTURERS (512)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
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  NONE
DEATH! 4579             0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 503  ARENAMASTER NHOR      279  NONE
DEATH!! 4580            0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 503  SHEWISH GIANT         279  NONE
DEATH!!! 4581           0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 503  STONE GOLEM           279  NONE
OOGIBOOGI 4441          1  3 0 MIKES HEROES 509     SPEAKS IN TONGUE 3239 278   
DA1 4582                0  1 0 OF WOLF & MAN 4 491  WURM KIN              279  NONE
DA2 4583                0  1 0 OF WOLF & MAN 4 491  HIGH ELF              279  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

No personal ads?  None!  You take one turn off and the crickets come out!  This place
really needs that little demon back. -- The Phantoms

Okay Boli, does your manager live up to his word?  He hasn't always done what he has
suggested he might in the past.  Will you fight at night or during the day?

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA2 was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DEATH! was easily killed by ARENAMASTER NHOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
DEATH!!! was assassinated by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
DEATH!! was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
BOLI was defeated by SHADOWCAT HAMMER in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge Title fight.
FLYING DUTCHMAN was devastated by DICE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
PROWLER bested WANT TO KNOW JESUS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody Challenge match.
JACOB MARLEY overpowered 2 GIRLS 1 CUP in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
DESTRO won victory over VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 3 minute veteran's duel.
OPTIMUS PRIME viciously subdued SEBASTIAN HAMMER in a popular 2 minute veteran's duel.
ICHABOD CRANE viciously subdued DEVASTATOR in a popular 3 minute brutal bout.
HALF demolished HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD in a crowd pleasing 2 minute mismatched competition.
FRODO was subdued by WOLFSBANE HAMMER in a 2 minute brawl.
PINGU overpowered ROCKSLIDE HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
PADDYPO defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute duel.
SPEAKS IN TONGUES overpowered MERRY in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
BILBO was overcome by GRATEFUL DEAD in a 1 minute bloody bout.
SAME was devastated by STORABOLLEN in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       59 -  36 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     48 -  37 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  23 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  12 -  2      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        26 -  27 -  0      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  18 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    71 -  93 -  5      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   62 -  82 -  9      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    36 -  65 -  5      36  |

Turn 279 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   JACOB MARLEY 4351          12   4  0  111 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
SLASHING ATTACK  BOLI 4316                  13   4  2   89 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
TOTAL PARRY      DESTRO 4418                12   5  0   85 NOSTALGIA (506)
AIMED BLOW       SEBASTIAN HAMMER 4355      10   9  1   66 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    PROWLER 4350               11   5  0   64 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
BASHING ATTACK   DEVASTATOR 4419            12   5  0   61 NOSTALGIA (506)
STRIKING ATTACK  FLYING DUTCHMAN 4469        7   5  0   36 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OPTIMUS PRIME 4417.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ICHABOD CRANE 4352.  The ten other most popular fighters were WANT TO KNOW 
JESUS 3241, OPTIMUS PRIME 4417, HALF 4384, PROWLER 4350, DESTRO 4418, SHADOWCAT 
HAMMER 3961, JACOB MARLEY 4351, PINGU 4439, GRATEFUL DEAD 4525, and DEATH!!! 4581.

The least popular fighter this week was BILBO 4517.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MERRY 4520, ROCKSLIDE HAMMER 4515, SEBASTIAN HAMMER 4355, FLYING 
DUTCHMAN 4469, DEATH! 4579, DA1 4582, DA2 4583, STORABOLLEN 4509, SAME 4549, and 
PADDYPO 4443.