DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/11/2010    Duedate: 09/07/2010

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-298

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CALLOUS COURTNEY
STREET WALKERS (516)
(45-4622) [8-0-1,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LADY WINTER                    CALLOUS COURTNEY
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          STREET WALKERS (516)
(45-4231) [21-9-0,92]          (45-4622) [8-0-1,125]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GELIDNIA HALE                  GELIDNIA HALE
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
(45-4260) [7-17-0,40]          (45-4260) [7-17-0,40]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STREET WALKERS (516)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STREET WALKERS (516)        63
2. GOD OR GODDESS (513)        52      NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
3. OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)        0      Unchartered Team
4. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)      -25
                                       GOD OR GODDESS (513)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*GOD OR GODDESS (513)       4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1*STREET WALKERS (516)     13  2 0
 2/ 1*STREET WALKERS (516)      29   8  3 78.4   2/ 2 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     5  9 0
 3- 2 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     51  37  4 58.0   3/ 0*GOD OR GODDESS (513)      4  1 0
 4/ 3 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    206 257  5 44.5   4- 4 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     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 650): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): FILLIS BOUY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): VAISTINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): CASS DOLLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): CRASH of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): WALLIS YENT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 422): JOEY of J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 650): BREWERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): MINOR THREAT (Mr. Pirate, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 436): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 480): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 430): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                          RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): CRIS CROFT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
                          WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (TURN 636): ENCOLPIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
                          SILVER SAW of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 621): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
                                      TEN LORDS ALEAPING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): LOVE of LORDS OF VIRTUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Like a new team fighting for the first time 
and entering the official rankings, GOD OR GODDESS got 4-1-0 to come in 3rd.  STREET 
WALKERS had cause to celebrate, after JOSIE WALES got 29 points by beating DAN MACK 
GRU.  DAN MACK GRU certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to 
JOSIE WALES and losing 20 points in the process!  CALLOUS COURTNEY successfully 
staved off a grab for the roses by LADY WINTER of NORTHERN LIGHTS.  Does STORMCROWE 
have no one talented enough to dethrone her?  Word has it one team in STORMCROWE is 
taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not for 
whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond 
my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an 
overtaxed simile, I now bid STORMCROWE farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALLOUS COURTNEY 4622         8   0  1   125       STREET WALKERS (516)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY WINTER 4231             21   9  0    92       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOSIE WALES 4620              6   0  0    86       STREET WALKERS (516)
 SLAMBO 4619                   5   3  1    70       STREET WALKERS (516)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR BEEFY 4618                 8   0  1    52       STREET WALKERS (516)
 GELIDNIA HALE 4260            7  17  0    40       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DC MASTER 4523                5   1  0    33       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STORMWIND 4635                3   5  0    23       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 FORSETI 4573                  1   0  0    16       GOD OR GODDESS (513)
 ELISHAR 4575                  1   0  0    15       GOD OR GODDESS (513)
 MINI DRIVER 4645              2   1  0    13       STREET WALKERS (516)
 NJORD 4574                    1   0  0    13       GOD OR GODDESS (513)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHIVOR 4569                   0   1  0     7       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 FRIGGA 4572                   1   0  0     5       GOD OR GODDESS (513)
 AEGIR 4571                    0   1  0     3       GOD OR GODDESS (513)
 WHITE BEAR 4647               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?
LEWD 4634               2  1 0 ASAIRE 510           SLAMBO 4619           294  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jorja -- Looks like it's just you and me.  I'm trying to get Sporkis and Scruffy Puff
to start new teams here once they start back up in Lapur. -- Roadkill

Dan Mac Gru -- Well, that was a shocker, to say the least. -- Callous Courtney

I hate dwarfs, I really do! -- Slambo

Gelidnia Hale -- Geez, maybe if we stop avoiding your team you could fight someone
besides us. -- Josie Wails and the Street Walkers

Stormwind -- I thought I had you, well fought. -- Mini Driver

Congrats to Lord Protector Dan Mac Gru!!! -- Roadkill and the Street Walkers

Callous Courtney -- It is with relief that I hand over the title to you.  Wear it
well. -- Dan Mack Gru

A Convicted Assassin?  Can a golem be an idiot?  If so, it is. -- Lady Winter

Josie Wales -- Do you walk the streets of Cornwall, too? -- Gelidnia Hale

Mini Driver -- Size doesn't matter when I get set to blow you off the road.
Fortunately, in this weather a dip in the bay is no hardship. -- Stormwind

Why was I supposed to be hostile to the Mordant Deserter?  If I'd been in Mordant, I
would have deserted, too. -- White Bear

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CALLOUS COURTNEY devastated LADY WINTER in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
DAN MACK GRU was vanquished by JOSIE WALES in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven battle.
SLAMBO vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
GELIDNIA HALE was defeated by MR BEEFY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
STORMWIND bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute duel.
MINI DRIVER overpowered AEGIR in a 1 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
WHITE BEAR slimly lost to FRIGGA in a 6 minute beginner's fight.
ELISHAR vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
NJORD vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
FORSETI won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        16 -   7 -  1      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   6 -  1      68  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  19 -  3      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   9 -  2      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 298 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:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CALLOUS COURTNEY 4622       8   0  1  125 STREET WALKERS (516)
AIMED BLOW       LADY WINTER 4231           21   9  0   92 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
TOTAL PARRY      MR BEEFY 4618               8   0  1   52 STREET WALKERS (516)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GELIDNIA HALE 4260.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GELIDNIA HALE 4260.  The ten other most popular fighters were JOSIE WALES 
4620, CALLOUS COURTNEY 4622, SLAMBO 4619, FORSETI 4573, MR BEEFY 4618, STORMWIND 
4635, MINI DRIVER 4645, ELISHAR 4575, NJORD 4574, and LADY WINTER 4231.

The least popular fighter this week was FRIGGA 4572.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WHITE BEAR 4647, AEGIR 4571, LADY WINTER 4231, NJORD 4574, ELISHAR 
4575, MINI DRIVER 4645, STORMWIND 4635, MR BEEFY 4618, FORSETI 4573, and SLAMBO 4619.

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

DAN MACK GRU (45-4283) NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!