DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/24/2010    Duedate: 03/23/2010

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-292

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WALRUS
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
(45-3995) [18-41-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WALRUS                         CALLOUS COURTNEY
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          STREET WALKERS (516)
(45-3995) [18-41-0,106]        (45-4622) [2-0-1,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WALRUS                         WALRUS
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
(45-3995) [18-41-0,106]        (45-3995) [18-41-0,106]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ASAIRE (510)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ASAIRE (510)                49
2. STREET WALKERS (516)        26      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)        7      Unchartered Team
4. SRETSAMLEUD II (500)         0
5. DARQUE FORCES (428)        -18      STREET WALKERS (516)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      335 225 18 59.8   1/ 3 ASAIRE (510)              9  6 1
 2- 3 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      59  46  7 56.2   2/ 2 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     7  8 1
 3/ 2*STREET WALKERS (516)       5   4  1 55.6   3/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)       6  5 1
 4/ 4 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    193 243  5 44.3   4/ 4*STREET WALKERS (516)      5  4 1
 5/ 5 ASAIRE (510)              27  36  2 42.9   5- 5 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      0  1 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 638): RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 640): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 510): AVENGING ANTELOPE of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 634): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 636): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 627): THEODOSIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 625): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 314): KOLUM MAROD of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 622): BILL P. GORE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 619): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 611): ORION of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 573): PRINCE CONNOR of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 291): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 286): VYNMORGATH of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 272): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 501): BALZEC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 488): IMOTO-CHAN of EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 468): CHAM DUGAN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 464): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 221): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 424): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 418): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 410): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 526): CORT NIGHTJEWEL of THE DRAGON FIST (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 638): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 640): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 510): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 634): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 636): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 627): GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 625): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 314): THE KINDRED (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 622): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 619): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 611): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 573): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 291): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 286): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All-Winning, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 272): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 501): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 488): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 468): DOCTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 464): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 221): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 424): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 418): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 410): POSITION IS EMPTY
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 526): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 627): SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 625): MAD DOG of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 624): SALAMANDER of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 621): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 611): EVINDAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): PRINCE JACKSON of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 501): BALZEC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 485): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 468): CHAM DUGAN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 462): SORRELISHE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 410): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                   (turn 409): TYLER DURDEN of PROJECT:  MAYHEM (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings warriors of Stormcrowe!

     Sorry for not getting a speech ready for the last few turns.  I'm really only
getting a speech ready this time because Darque is forcing me.  I am not much for
public address.  This is less of a DM column and more of a farewell address for now,
though.  I'm am stepping down from my seat and activity in the arena until after the
April tournament.  Darque had an irrational fear that I would get my invite too soon,
but luck was on my side, I guess (I would just prefer to keep fighting in the arena).

     So anyway, may the throne go to the strongest... or luckiest, whichever the case
may be!

Duelmistress Payne

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to STORMCROWE once again!  Biff!  Pow!  STORMCROWE watched with 
glee as DARQUE FORCES got knocked off top spot by ASAIRE!  What's with CALLOUS 
COURTNEY?  She actually beat DARQUE FORCES' RIKKU, and walked away with 17 more 
points from the fight.  Major screwup at NORTHERN LIGHTS.  GELIDNIA HALE lost 9 
points to CAPTURED ORC.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe GELIDNIA HALE will 
provide more easy wins...  Har har har!  Did PAYNE wimp out, or just get lazy?  
Anyway, she's not Duelmaster anymore.  I'm sure STORMCROWE is excited about WALRUS, 
the new Duelmaster from NORTHERN LIGHTS.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many 
as I have...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, NORTHERN LIGHTS!  In my day, no team with a 190-241-5 would scare me off!  
What's the problem, DARQUE FORCES?  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, WALRUS!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you. 
Taunt your opponent SKUM III!  That was my lucky charm when I was unfairly 
challenged.  (and by 16 points!)  ROSELYN should have an easy win.  ROSELYN left the 
match looking worse than when she went in, after SKUM III, with a 6-2-0, walked all 
over her.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS got 17 points for removing 
another young punk.  Tough luck, DARQUE FORCES!  How long have I been here?  I got 
people to see, places to go...   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now. 
Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALRUS 3995                  18  41  0   106       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAYNE 4465                   12   5  2   134       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 DAN MACK GRU 4283            12   3  2    93       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YUMALESCA 4289               18  15  1    86       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 LADY WINTER 4231             16   8  0    84       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKUM III 4529                 7   2  0    58       ASAIRE (510)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSELYN 4498                 12   3  0    44       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 GELIDNIA HALE 4260            7  11  0    41       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 2L82HIT 4632                  3   0  1    33       ASAIRE (510)
 CALLOUS COURTNEY 4622         2   0  1    32       STREET WALKERS (516)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEWD 4634                     2   0  0    19       ASAIRE (510)
-JOSIE WALES 4620              1   0  0    19       STREET WALKERS (516)
 MR BEEFY 4618                 2   0  0    18       STREET WALKERS (516)
 WIFEBEATER 4636               1   0  0    13       ASAIRE (510)
 SLAMBO 4619                   0   2  0    10       STREET WALKERS (516)
 STORMWIND 4635                0   2  0     2       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GR8SPED 4633            1  2 0 ASAIRE 510           SPYMASTER             292  NONE
RIKKU 4623              3  2 1 DARQUE FORCES 428    CALLOUS COURTNEY 4622 292   
DICE 4381              15 13 1 SRETSAMLEUD II 500   PAYNE 4465            290   
RUE 101 4637            0  1 0 STREET WALKERS 516   MOUNTAIN TROLL        292  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dan Mack Gru -- Thanks for letting me go inactive on a high note with the win.  So,
what is a Gru anyway?  I've heard of a gnu, but never a gru! -- Payne

Walrus -- Well, I was waiting for it and it finally came--the loss!  What is so
darque about me?  Apart from taking candy from babies and cutting in long lines to
hang with friends, I really am a nice person. -- Yumalesca
P.S.  I guess there is the wanton slaughter of innoncents and the slave-like
obedience I show to my evil half-demon master too, but I'm sure you were referring to
the line cutting.

     Taking candy from babies could be viewed as an act of friendly concern for their
     health.

2L82HIT -- The name is very fitting.  I tried to avoid you, but I guess it was not to
be. -- Rikku

Roadkill -- Welcome to Stormcrowe! -- Master Darque

Asaire -- Has your manager every introduced himself/herself?  In such a small
setting, it is a shame not to know one another. -- Master Darque, mgr. Darque _fill
in the blank_ teams around all of Alastari

Gelidnia Hale -- I still have no where to challenge or go, but I will not be
challenging you this time.  Perhaps the next... -- Roselyn
P.S.  I'm not so tall, perhaps you are just really short.

Payne -- Oh, hey, no way am I ready to be duelmaster.  You keep the title, okay? --
Dan Mack Gru
P.S.  And then come to dinner with me and stab me with a fork or something if I get
out of line.

Yumalesca -- Dark, very dark, but I'm sure I can show you the fascination of
cabbages. -- Walrus

Roselyn -- Yes, well, skills are good, but a win would be good, too.  And you
probably need another loss.  We can work this out. -- Gelidnia Hale

The Venomous Concubine is missing out on a lot of good stuff with that attitude. --
Lady Winter

Mr Beefy -- More like veal. -- Stormwind

Master Darque -- Don't worry about it.  I can tell the difference between Small Arena
Syndrome and malicious downchallenging. -- Jorja

Master Darque -- It was the January Thaw.  I couldn't cope. -- Ghost of Frostbite

9 February 10
All -- I know you all thought the old Wiz that is Fiz went off to die somewhere.
Well, I didn't.  Now I'm back to befuddle and frustrate you with my senseless
ramblings.  I look forward to reconnecting with all my old friends and enemies alike.
-- Fizban the Famous

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GR8SPED was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RUE 101 was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
YUMALESCA was narrowly defeated by WALRUS in a 4 minute Challenge Title melee.
ROSELYN was viciously subdued by SKUM III in a slow 21 minute gory Challenge contest.
RIKKU was murdered by CALLOUS COURTNEY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
LADY WINTER won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute fight.
DAN MACK GRU devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GELIDNIA HALE was overcome by CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute fight.
2L82HIT vanquished SLAMBO in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MR BEEFY vanquished STORMWIND in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
LEWD overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven match.
WIFEBEATER overpowered MORDANT DESERTER 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  15 -  2      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  14 -  2      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  13 -  1      32  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   4 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 292 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       DAN MACK GRU 4283          12   3  2   93 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    YUMALESCA 4289             18  15  1   86 DARQUE FORCES (428)
TOTAL PARRY      SKUM III 4529               7   2  0   58 ASAIRE (510)
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 
WALRUS 3995.  The ten other most popular fighters were YUMALESCA 4289, LADY WINTER 
4231, GELIDNIA HALE 4260, STORMWIND 4635, CALLOUS COURTNEY 4622, DAN MACK GRU 4283, 
2L82HIT 4632, RUE 101 4637, RIKKU 4623, and LEWD 4634.

The least popular fighter this week was SKUM III 4529.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROSELYN 4498, MR BEEFY 4618, SLAMBO 4619, GR8SPED 4633, WIFEBEATER 
4636, LEWD 4634, RIKKU 4623, RUE 101 4637, 2L82HIT 4632, and DAN MACK GRU 4283.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

WALRUS (45-3995) NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)