DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/30/2009    Duedate: 01/26/2010

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-290

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PAYNE
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4465) [11-5-2,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PAYNE                          POSITION IS EMPTY
DARQUE FORCES (428)            
(45-4465) [11-5-2,120]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WALRUS                         GELIDNIA HALE
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
(45-3995) [16-41-0,89]         (45-4260) [7-9-0,47]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE FORCES (428)         39
2. ASAIRE (510)                26      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       23      Unchartered Team
4. SRETSAMLEUD II (500)        -2
                                       PIGS IN ZEN (298)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      333 220 18 60.2   1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)       8  0 2
 2/ 2 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      59  46  7 56.2   2/ 2 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     7  8 1
 3/ 4 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    188 238  5 44.1   3/ 3 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      3  2 0
 4/ 7 ASAIRE (510)              20  33  2 37.7   4/ 5 ASAIRE (510)              3  9 1

    '*'   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 634): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 636): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 630): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 632): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 623): SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): SMACK O'MALLEY of CLAN CROW (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): ULL BLOODSTORM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 618): ABBIE DONN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): ZOMBIEFIED of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 607): FARTIOR of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): KIRLA LORVIN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 497): EBRIA GANNET of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 484): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 464): HEADING SOUTH of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 460): *HAPPY PHANTOM* of LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 420): TERREINE TYL TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 414): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 406): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 522): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 634): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 636): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 630): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 632): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 623): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 618): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 607): BAD GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 496): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 484): TWILIGHT BRIGADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 464): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 460): CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 420): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 414): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 406): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 522): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 622): URSILA VINE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): COPPER COMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
              (turn 620): HORN ROCK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
                               ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 618): ABBIE DONN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): MONOLYTH of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): FEEL THE BUZZ of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 459): LUISENYA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly STORMCROWE games.  GR8SPED caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested CONVICTED THIEF and was awarded 
13 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, LADY WINTER put 
down SKUM III, causing him to lose 1 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has PAYNE in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week 
she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if 
exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 
7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city STORMCROWE.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  ASAIRE is feared.  This much I can say.  If you didn't look 
down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of DARQUE FORCES last week. 
Busy avoiding ASAIRE?  I can not but mention with disdain the name of ROSELYN who 
this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 8 points below in the rankings.  I 
thought ROSELYN showed great skill and promise when she overcame GELIDNIA HALE.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     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 DICE, at 15-13-1, departed 
STORMCROWE forever.  I must report the passing of FROSTBITE, veteran of many duels.  
8-47-0 final record Hers was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  Cruelly, 
PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES has slain the lesser ranked DICE.  Word already flies around 
town that SRETSAMLEUD II plans a bloodfeud!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier 
than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAYNE 4465                   11   5  2   120       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAN MACK GRU 4283            11   2  2    93       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 YUMALESCA 4289               18  13  1    92       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALRUS 3995                  16  41  0    89       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 LADY WINTER 4231             14   8  0    72       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSELYN 4498                 11   2  0    56       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 GELIDNIA HALE 4260            7   9  0    47       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKUM III 4529                 5   2  0    38       ASAIRE (510)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIKKU 4623                    3   0  1    27       DARQUE FORCES (428)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GR8SPED 4633                  1   0  0    13       ASAIRE (510)
 2L82HIT 4632                  1   0  1    12       ASAIRE (510)
 AXMAN 4631                    0   1  0     1       ASAIRE (510)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      2L82HIT 4632          290  NONE
VETERAN MERCENAR        0  0 0                      DAN MACK GRU 4283     290  NONE
STRIKATURHED 4543       2  4 0 ASAIRE 510           MOUNTAIN TROLL        290  NONE
WOLFSBANE HAMMER 4502   7 11 0 MUTANT HAMMERZ 456   SPEAKS IN TONGUE 3239 287   
FROSTBITE 4014          8 47 0 NORTHERN LIGHTS 393  KHALHUMS DWARF        290  NONE
DICE 4381              15 13 1 SRETSAMLEUD II 500   PAYNE 4465            290   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Yumalesca -- I get all intimidated by tall, domineering women.  Especially tall,
domineering women with strange names that suggest they have dark forces at their
command.  Can't we just sit around and talk about cabbages? -- Walrus
P.S.  And kings, if you want.

Strikaturhed -- A familiar face.  I suppose I should appreciate this, but somehow I
find that I do not. -- Gelidnia Hale
P.S.  Also, I don't care for dwarves.  Too hairy.

Half -- Have a good trip to the Isle, not that we aren't on an isle here already, but
they tell me that the other one is a little warmer.  This would be good. -- Frostbite
P.S.  Very good.

Convicted Assassin?  Bah. -- Dan Mack Gru

And a double-Bah to the Dangerous Criminal.  I've dealt with worse at home. -- Lady
Winter

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STRIKATURHED was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
YUMALESCA won victory over WALRUS in a 2 minute brutal expert's Challenge battle.
ROSELYN defeated GELIDNIA HALE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge duel.
PAYNE butchered DICE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
DAN MACK GRU murdered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched competition.
FROSTBITE was narrowly killed by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute veteran's struggle.
LADY WINTER overpowered SKUM III in a 1 minute uneven melee.
RIKKU vanquished AXMAN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
2L82HIT slew PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
GR8SPED overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW         9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  18 -  2      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  10 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  10 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  16 -  1      24  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 290 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         2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PAYNE 4465                 11   5  2  120 DARQUE FORCES (428)
AIMED BLOW       DAN MACK GRU 4283          11   2  2   93 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    YUMALESCA 4289             18  13  1   92 DARQUE FORCES (428)
TOTAL PARRY      ROSELYN 4498               11   2  0   56 DARQUE FORCES (428)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WALRUS 3995.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
FROSTBITE 4014.  The ten other most popular fighters were GELIDNIA HALE 4260, 
STRIKATURHED 4543, YUMALESCA 4289, 2L82HIT 4632, WALRUS 3995, DAN MACK GRU 4283, LADY 
WINTER 4231, GR8SPED 4633, ROSELYN 4498, and PAYNE 4465.

The least popular fighter this week was AXMAN 4631.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SKUM III 4529, DICE 4381, RIKKU 4623, PAYNE 4465, ROSELYN 4498, GR8SPED 
4633, LADY WINTER 4231, DAN MACK GRU 4283, WALRUS 3995, and 2L82HIT 4632.