DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/17/2009    Duedate: 07/14/2009

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-283

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JACOB MARLEY
PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
(45-4351) [16-4-1,173]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JACOB MARLEY                   PADDYPO
PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)         MIKES HEROES (509)
(45-4351) [16-4-1,173]         (45-4443) [7-2-0,36]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JACOB MARLEY                   GRATEFUL DEAD
PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)         PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
(45-4351) [16-4-1,173]         (45-4525) [4-6-0,30]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIKES HEROES (509)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIKES HEROES (509)          23
2. PACIS EX NEX (499)          18      PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
3. OLD MAN RIVER (494)         17      Unchartered Team
4. PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)      15
5. MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)        12      MIKES HEROES (509)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*MIKES HEROES (509)        23  13  2 63.9   1/ 1*MIKES HEROES (509)        8  3 0
 2/ 1 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)    59  35  3 62.8   2/ 2 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)    6  5 1
 3/ 3 NOSTALGIA (506)           54  38  2 58.7   3/ 5 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      5  5 0
 4/ 5 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      52  40  7 56.5   4/ 3 MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)    4  5 0
 5/ 6 OLD MAN RIVER (494)       38  32  3 54.3   5/ 4 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      3  3 1
 6/ 7 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      91 110  3 45.3   6/ 6 OLD MAN RIVER (494)       3  3 0
 7/ 0 PACIS EX NEX (499)        30  40  1 42.9   7/ 0 PACIS EX NEX (499)        2  3 0
 8/ 8 MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)    25  39  1 39.1   8/ 7 NOSTALGIA (506)           1  6 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 620): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 622): PROTAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 616): STUMP of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 618): MAREY D'NUIT of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 616): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 614): ARCHIPPUS of TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 307): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 607): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 604): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 602): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 593): SLOWGO of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 555): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 277): JUSTICE FOR ALL of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 263): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 483): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 470): SHMEGMA of HIT ME WITH... (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 450): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 446): OCTAVIA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 212): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 410): LIRINI TYL VARIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 403): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASSYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 392): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (NON, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 508): AIN GOBLINBANE of ECCENTRIC DWARVES (Banthius, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 620): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 622): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 616): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 618): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 616): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 614): TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 307): ODIN'S CHOSEN (Heathen Hatebred, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 607): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 604): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 602): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 593): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 555): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 277): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 262): CRIMINAL MINDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 483): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 470): ANDORIA (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 450): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 446): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 212): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 410): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 403): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 392): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 508): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 616): STUMP of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 615): NECROPALYSE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
                          MANKILLER of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 606): CALLISTO of VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): CHOLERA of PESTILENCE (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): PITT of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 554): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 277): JUSTICE FOR ALL of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
                             LAST CALL of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                             SISTER MARY SUEELLEN of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN of THINGS I DROOL IN (Nuln, mgr.)
                 (turn 276): NIKKO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 409): MORO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): JAGINRU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

It seems that I managed to complete the task of defending my throne quite nicely.
Shadowcat Hammer put up a nice fight... aw heck, no he didn't.  I trounced him.  But
he tried.  He gets an A+ for effort.  An and A+ for bleeding.  He did that well also.
Honestly, he put up a good fight, but I kept the throne.  Now all I should need to is
to win this next one and I will be off to the Isle and immortality.  After seeing
what happened to Optimus Prime a turn ago, that does sound appealing.

     Now, who to challenge.  This turn I actually have options!  Merced?  No.  Even
if the contest isn't running right now, he was my teammate and still is.  So Merced
is off the menu.  Destro?  That could be interesting.  I think I beat him a few turns
back.  It was either me or Ichabod.  Or maybe both, gotta look that up.  But his win
this last turn against Prowler was very impressive.  Not just the win, but how he
won.  Still, I think I can win that one.  Or maybe Shadowcat again?  I haven't
decided yet so I will have to leave you all in suspense.  It is one of the odd quirks
about slow arenas--I am writing my column now, but probably won't submit a turn sheet
for another week or so.  But don't worry, your Duelmaster shall fight!

-- Jacob Marley, Duelmaster of Stormcrowe

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
STORMCROWE brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see THE RED win a fight and gain 9 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, MERCY 
FOR NONE beat WANT TO KNOW JESUS and WANT TO KNOW JESUS lost 5 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  Going for broke or broken, our Duelmaster DESTRO challenged this 
turn.  And if variety is the spice of life, STORMCROWE may be getting bland, as JACOB 
MARLEY stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how 
else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  OLD 
MAN RIVER, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  
Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like PHANTOM REGIMENT 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, SHADOWCAT HAMMER was this turn's most 
challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  I guess I can give a little 
credit to PROWLER of PHANTOM REGIMENT for challenging up by 20 to SHADOWCAT HAMMER.  
PROWLER lost to get 68 points of recognition.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  I could say I saw this coming, but so 
could anyone else.  Anyway, this turn it came.  TRUCIDO SOMNIUM's 6-7-0 has earned 
her the Dark Arena.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate 
catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in STORMCROWE to get a drink than The Shadow's 
Fountain!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so 
nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACOB MARLEY 4351            16   4  1   173       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MERCED 4341                  11   3  1   104       OLD MAN RIVER (494)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DESTRO 4418                  13   8  0    89       NOSTALGIA (506)
-ICHABOD CRANE 4352           12   6  2    77       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 THE RED 4340                  9   6  0    77       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 MERCY FOR NONE 4370          10   4  0    75       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 PROWLER 4350                 12   7  0    68       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 WANT TO KNOW JESUS 3241       7  11  0    67       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DICE 4381                    13   8  1    65       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
-TIGRIS 4339                   6   7  1    57       OLD MAN RIVER (494)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLYING DUTCHMAN 4469          9   5  0    56       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 HALF 4384                    12  12  2    55       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 WITHER FAITH 4371             9   5  0    49       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD 3237        8  10  0    40       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 PADDYPO 4443                  7   2  0    36       MIKES HEROES (509)
 SPEAKS IN TONGUES 3239        8  10  1    35       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 WOLFSBANE HAMMER 4502         4  10  0    34       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SVAMPBOB 4510                 4   1  0    32       MIKES HEROES (509)
 GRATEFUL DEAD 4525            4   6  0    30       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 STORABOLLEN 4509              5   1  2    28       MIKES HEROES (509)
-PINGU 4439                    4   2  0    28       MIKES HEROES (509)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKSLIDE HAMMER 4515         3  10  0    19       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 KEJSAREN 4584                 2   0  0    16       MIKES HEROES (509)
 DEADGUY 4587                  0   4  0     4       NOSTALGIA (506)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SEBASTIAN HAMMER 4355  10 11 1 MUTANT HAMMERZ 456   DICE 4381             281   
DUKE 4588               0  1 0 NOSTALGIA 506        STORABOLLEN 4509      280   
OPTIMUS PRIME 4417     14  5 1 NOSTALGIA 506        JACOB MARLEY 4351     281   
CRAP 4602               0  1 0 OLD MAN RIVER 494    SPYMASTER             283  NONE
ATRA ASTRUM 4494        2  6 0 PACIS EX NEX 499     MOUNTAIN TROLL        283  NONE
MAGMUS MARTUM 4454      3  7 1 PACIS EX NEX 499     SPYMASTER             283  NONE
TRUCIDO SOMNIUM 4403    6  8 0 PACIS EX NEX 499     BANDIT PRINCE         283  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Destro -- Are you the same guy I had fought previously?  Ouch. -- Prowler

Old Man River -- Welcome back to the sands!  It seems the old man wasn't happy with
our team's fade down the stretch in the Slaughterhouse and decided to do some river
cleaning.  Time to get in shape for the next one! -- The Phantoms

Paddypo -- Now that was a nice challenge.  I'd been on a bit of a losing streak.  It
was nice to see it broken. -- Dutchman

Merced -- I think with a bit of a strat tweak that would work out differently.  Let's
just say I let you win that one, okay?  Nice job. -- Ichabod

You guys sure know how to sweet-talk an absent manager.  With an invitation like
that, it's a wonder I didn't rush back on the instant. -- Jorja, Northern Lights (not
present)

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ATRA ASTRUM was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TRUCIDO SOMNIUM was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 8 minute battle.
MAGMUS MARTUM was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CRAP was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
JACOB MARLEY overpowered DESTRO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title match.
PROWLER was overpowered by SHADOWCAT HAMMER in a 4 minute Challenge struggle.
SVAMPBOB was viciously subdued by FLYING DUTCHMAN in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
THE RED unbelievably bested DICE in a 2 minute expert's duel.
WANT TO KNOW JESUS lost to MERCY FOR NONE in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD lost to WITHER FAITH in a 2 minute gory fight.
SPEAKS IN TONGUES was overpowered by HALF in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.
GRATEFUL DEAD was subdued by WOLFSBANE HAMMER in a 4 minute competition.
PADDYPO demolished ROCKSLIDE HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
STORABOLLEN overpowered DEADGUY in a 1 minute gory mismatched conflict.
KEJSAREN vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         AIMED BLOW        17 -  11 -  0      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  11 -  1      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       29 -  21 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   37 -  40 -  2      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  40 -  2      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  23 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  37 -  2      30  |

Turn 283 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     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   JACOB MARLEY 4351          16   4  1  173 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
TOTAL PARRY      DESTRO 4418                13   8  0   89 NOSTALGIA (506)
WALL OF STEEL    THE RED 4340                9   6  0   77 OLD MAN RIVER (494)
SLASHING ATTACK  DICE 4381                  13   8  1   65 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
STRIKING ATTACK  FLYING DUTCHMAN 4469        9   5  0   56 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
AIMED BLOW       PADDYPO 4443                7   2  0   36 MIKES HEROES (509)

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 JACOB MARLEY 4351.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GRATEFUL DEAD 4525.  The ten other most popular fighters were FLYING 
DUTCHMAN 4469, ATRA ASTRUM 4494, DICE 4381, WANT TO KNOW JESUS 3241, WOLFSBANE HAMMER 
4502, JACOB MARLEY 4351, PROWLER 4350, THE RED 4340, MERCY FOR NONE 4370, and HALF 
4384.

The least popular fighter this week was DEADGUY 4587.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROCKSLIDE HAMMER 4515, CRAP 4602, MAGMUS MARTUM 4454, STORABOLLEN 4509, 
SPEAKS IN TONGUES 3239, DESTRO 4418, TRUCIDO SOMNIUM 4403, KEJSAREN 4584, PADDYPO 
4443, and WITHER FAITH 4371.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

JACOB MARLEY (45-4351) PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

SHADOWCAT HAMMER (45-3961) MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be an eastern one this time, located in Cleveland, Ohio  on July 
17-19, 2009.  It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville, OH, at 15471 
Royalton Rd (440-238-8800).  Rooms are only $95.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  

There is a free shuttle from the airport, free parking, and free high-speed wireless 
internet in all guestrooms ($3/day in public space).  The hotel has an indoor pool, 
pool table, and hockey, and a fitness center.   The hotel is located 1/2 mile from the 
largest mall in Northeast Ohio, with indoor minigolf and pottery painting, and right 
next door to Iceland Arena, which offers open skate and skate rental.  They also have 
four bikes on property available for checkout, as the Metro parks are next door as 
well.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are 
many restaurants and nightspots nearby and at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the 
hotel.  

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!