DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/25/2009    Duedate: 04/21/2009

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-280

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OPTIMUS PRIME
NOSTALGIA (506)
(45-4417) [14-4-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JACOB MARLEY                   PINGU
PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)         MIKES HEROES (509)
(45-4351) [13-4-0,119]         (45-4439) [4-1-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OPTIMUS PRIME                  JACOB MARLEY
NOSTALGIA (506)                PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
(45-4417) [14-4-1,107]         (45-4351) [13-4-0,119]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIKES HEROES (509)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIKES HEROES (509)          26
2. PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)       9      PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
3. SRETSAMLEUD II (500)         9      Unchartered Team
4. NOSTALGIA (506)              8
5. ADVENTURERS (512)            0      MIKES HEROES (509)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)    53  30  2 63.9   1/ 1*MIKES HEROES (509)        9  2 1
 2/ 1 NOSTALGIA (506)           53  32  2 62.4   2/ 2 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)    6  2 0
 3/ 5*MIKES HEROES (509)        15  10  2 60.0   3/ 5 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      5  1 0
 4/ 3 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     51  36  4 58.6   4/ 3 NOSTALGIA (506)           5  6 0
 5/ 4 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      49  37  6 57.0   5/ 6 MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)    4  5 1
 6- 7 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)     37  39  3 48.7   6/ 4 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      3  9 0
 7/ 8 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      86 105  3 45.0   7- 7 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)     2  7 0
 8/ 9 MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)    21  34  1 38.2   8/ 8 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     0  7 0
 9-10*ADVENTURERS (512)          5  25  0 16.7   9- 9*ADVENTURERS (512)         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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 614): HEMPEN JIG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 616): PYTHAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 610): REDTHORN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 612): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 610): ZALMAN ARVO of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 608): BART SIMPSON of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 304): MANKILLER of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 601): DAISY CHAINS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 598): LUCIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 596): KORIENELLEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 587): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 549): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 279): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 274): KODIAK of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 260): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 477): IN HIDING of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 464): RAZOR XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 444): GAROK of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 440): DOOMSDAY DEVICE of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 209): MALUS S'PROUT of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 399): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 386): DANNI ROGERS of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 502): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 614): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 616): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 610): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 612): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 610): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 608): ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 304): STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 601): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 302): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 598): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 596): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 587): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 549): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 578): MIKES HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 274): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 260): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 477): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 464): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 444): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 440): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 209): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 399): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 386): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 502): DO IT AGAIN et al (Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 616): PYTHAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           CORIANELLE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 610): REDTHORN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
                            ZIRCON of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 612): CRICKET of LEGENDS (Hombre, mgr.)
                           STINGING NETTLE of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
               (turn 611): ONDO FLEUR of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 608): BART SIMPSON of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                (turn 607): GULF COAST D of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 598): DEE T. EMTER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 597): SNOWFLAKE of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 596): KORIENELLEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 549): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 274): KILLING JOKE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                 (turn 273): RED DRAGON of CHAOTIX BEASTS (Rillion, mgr.)
                             JETHRO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 464): RAZOR XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 209): MALUS S'PROUT of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
                (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 386): SHANNA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                               CHELBAGHEERA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in STORMCROWE 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, JACOB MARLEY 
fought DESTRO and gained 8 points and contributed to PHANTOM REGIMENT's 2-1-0.  WANT 
TO KNOW JESUS has lost to HALF, falling 5 points, while helping make MIRACLE WORKSHOP 
a 1-2-0 turn.  Well done, STORMCROWE, the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Perhaps SHADOWCAT HAMMER is not as thrilled, being challenged 4 times.  
OPTIMUS PRIME challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone 
MUTANT HAMMERZ's warrior.  And not without some honor, OPTIMUS PRIME now claims the 
title and throne of Duelmaster of STORMCROWE.  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.  OF WOLF & MAN 4 has cause to stand tall, as they were 
STORMCROWE's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And 
guess who avoided OF WOLF & MAN 4 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?  You gotta do what you gotta do.  OF WOLF & MAN 4 has sent BOLI to 
the Dark Arena.  The deed is done.  Lift the ale, and toast the memory.  This is not 
good to see.  Why pray tell has BOLI been sent to the Dark Arena by OF WOLF & MAN 4?  
And why with a 13-4-2 record??  A farewell moment, if you please, DEVASTATOR of 
NOSTALGIA has been sent to the Dark Arena, and was carried out on his shield.  
NOSTALGIA has some questions to answer.  Like 'why did you kill your fighter, 
DEVASTATOR, who had a record of 12-5-0?' Congratulations go out to MIKES HEROES, with 
PINGU revenging a bloodfeud against SPEAKS IN TONGUES of MIRACLE WORKSHOP.  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.   
     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                  
 OPTIMUS PRIME 4417           14   4  1   107       NOSTALGIA (506)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACOB MARLEY 4351            13   4  0   119       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961        17  23  0    89       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 DESTRO 4418                  12   6  0    87       NOSTALGIA (506)
 ICHABOD CRANE 4352           12   5  2    83       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
-2 GIRLS 1 CUP 4397            9   5  0    82       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEBASTIAN HAMMER 4355        10  10  1    66       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
-VADIS 4535                    6   0  1    66       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
-PROWLER 4350                 11   5  0    64       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 HALF 4384                    11  10  2    63       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DICE 4381                    11   7  0    53       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 WANT TO KNOW JESUS 3241       5  10  0    52       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 PINGU 4439                    4   1  0    48       MIKES HEROES (509)
-FLYING DUTCHMAN 4469          7   5  0    36       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PADDYPO 4443                  5   1  0    33       MIKES HEROES (509)
-DC MASTER 4523                5   1  0    33       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 SPEAKS IN TONGUES 3239        7   8  1    30       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD 3237        7   8  0    29       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOLFSBANE HAMMER 4502         2   9  0    23       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 GRATEFUL DEAD 4525            4   4  0    22       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
-SVAMPBOB 4510                 2   0  0    22       MIKES HEROES (509)
 STORABOLLEN 4509              3   1  2    21       MIKES HEROES (509)
-FRODO 4550                    2   2  0    14       ADVENTURERS (512)
 ROCKSLIDE HAMMER 4515         2   8  0    14       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
-MERRY 4520                    2   4  0    10       ADVENTURERS (512)
-BILBO 4517                    1   5  0     8       ADVENTURERS (512)
-SAME 4549                     0   4  0     4       ADVENTURERS (512)
 DEADGUY 4587                  0   1  0     1       NOSTALGIA (506)

'-' 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   
OOGIBOOGI 4441          1  3 0 MIKES HEROES 509     SPEAKS IN TONGUE 3239 278  JUST REVENGED
DEVASTATOR 4419        12  6 0 NOSTALGIA 506        DARK CHAMPION         280  NONE
DUKE 4588               0  1 0 NOSTALGIA 506        STORABOLLEN 4509      280   
BOLI 4316              13  5 2 OF WOLF & MAN 4 491  STONE GOLEM           280  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

To those whom we fought -- Good fight. -- the Standbys who fought you

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOLI was unbelievably slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEVASTATOR was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
PINGU overpowered SPEAKS IN TONGUES in a 2 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
OPTIMUS PRIME overpowered SHADOWCAT HAMMER in a 2 minute Challenge Title match.
JACOB MARLEY viciously subdued DESTRO in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's duel.
ICHABOD CRANE bested SEBASTIAN HAMMER in a 1 minute veteran's competition.
WANT TO KNOW JESUS lost to HALF in a 1 minute duel.
DICE vanquished WOLFSBANE HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GRATEFUL DEAD slimly lost to PADDYPO in a 2 minute gory duel.
HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD defeated ROCKSLIDE HAMMER in a 1 minute match.
STORABOLLEN easily killed DUKE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
DEADGUY was subdued by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute bloody amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       49 -  33 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  20 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   8 -  2      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     40 -  32 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        24 -  22 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    60 -  80 -  3      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   52 -  73 -  7      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    32 -  59 -  4      35  |

Turn 280 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   OPTIMUS PRIME 4417         14   4  1  107 NOSTALGIA (506)
TOTAL PARRY      DESTRO 4418                12   6  0   87 NOSTALGIA (506)
STRIKING ATTACK  HALF 4384                  11  10  2   63 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
SLASHING ATTACK  DICE 4381                  11   7  0   53 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
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 BOLI 4316.  The ten other most popular fighters were JACOB MARLEY 4351, 
PINGU 4439, OPTIMUS PRIME 4417, GRATEFUL DEAD 4525, PADDYPO 4443, DESTRO 4418, 
ICHABOD CRANE 4352, HALF 4384, DICE 4381, and HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD 3237.

The least popular fighter this week was DEADGUY 4587.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DUKE 4588, ROCKSLIDE HAMMER 4515, WOLFSBANE HAMMER 4502, WANT TO KNOW 
JESUS 3241, SEBASTIAN HAMMER 4355, SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961, SPEAKS IN TONGUES 3239, 
DEVASTATOR 4419, STORABOLLEN 4509, and HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD 3237.