DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/01/2010    Duedate: 12/28/2010

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-302

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PAYNE
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4465) [13-5-2,149]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PAYNE                          NJORD
DARQUE FORCES (428)            GOD OR GODDESS (513)
(45-4465) [13-5-2,149]         (45-4574) [5-0-2,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PAYNE                          AEGIR
DARQUE FORCES (428)            GOD OR GODDESS (513)
(45-4465) [13-5-2,149]         (45-4571) [3-2-0,30]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STREET WALKERS (516)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE FORCES (428)         75
2. GOD OR GODDESS (513)        28      STREET WALKERS (516)
3. PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)       0      Unchartered Team
4. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)      -10
5. STREET WALKERS (516)       -13      GOD OR GODDESS (513)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 STREET WALKERS (516)      44  13  4 77.2   1/ 1 STREET WALKERS (516)     12  3 0
 2/ 2*GOD OR GODDESS (513)      18   7  3 72.0   2/ 2*GOD OR GODDESS (513)      9  6 3
 3- 3 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)    61  39  3 61.0   3/ 0 DARQUE FORCES (428)       4  1 0
 4/ 0 DARQUE FORCES (428)      339 227 18 59.9   4/ 3 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     4  9 0
 5/ 5 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    212 269  5 44.1   5- 5 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)    1  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 658): NORTHER of BLUE MOON (JorjaX, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 660): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 550): ZOMBIE PARENT of HARRY POTTER AND THE... (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 654): STONEBOW of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 655): KATARINA of FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 647): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 648): MILK IS OUT of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 326): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 645): LHISSON of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 624): MAJOR PAIN of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 642): FATHER O'LIES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 639): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 631): SCAPA of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 590): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 301): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 282): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 521): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 506): FALKYNOR of THE WILLBURYS 13 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 488): HUGH GRANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 482): MAMBA of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 231): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 443): ".... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 438): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 430): JOEY of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 546): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 658): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 660): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 550): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 654): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 656): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 647): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 648): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 326): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 645): CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 324): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 642): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 639): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 631): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 590): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 301): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 282): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 521): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 506): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 488): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 482): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 231): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 443): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 438): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 430): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 546): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 657): BISBEE BLUE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 659): DORA BELL of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 647): MINI ME of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 644): KILLIAN MCGUINES of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
                          (turn 295): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 480): CHAEGO SARILDAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                              LOEKER SMITH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 521): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 487): TOM BAKER of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 231): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 430): JOEY of J (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail, Stormcrowe!

     First of all, let me apologize for not writing a column last turn.  At the last
minute, Roadkill decided to ship a couple of us to the tourney, I didn't even have
time to pack for the trip.  Trust me, we should have stayed home.  Granted, Josie
just didn't have the fight experience to compete, but it appears my manager was quite
disappointed in my performance.  In my defense, my hair was a mess, no make-up, and
my outfit was ghastly.  I mean, how's a girl supposed to give her best when she looks
her worst.
     I don't want to over stay my welcome so I'll cut this short.  Now if we could
recruit a few more teams to join or come back, we wouldn't have to pay the NPCs time
and half for the work out they've been getting lately.

Duelmistress Callous Courtney

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly STORMCROWE games.  ANDROMEDA caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was 
awarded 29 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, AEGIR put 
down AURORA MARIE, causing her to lose 17 points of recognition in the process.  The 
city has turned out in honor of PAYNE, for with hers arena victory she may now lay 
claim to the highest position in the city!  Would you believe that over half of the 
old women in STORMCROWE seem to feel that they could fight better than you 
gladiators?   
     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.  GOD OR GODDESS 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 STREET 
WALKERS last week.  Busy avoiding GOD OR GODDESS?  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after AURORA 
MARIE.  Watch your back!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way 
he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!  
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAYNE 4465                   13   5  2   149       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOSIE WALES 4620             10   0  1   111       STREET WALKERS (516)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALLOUS COURTNEY 4622        10   2  1    92       STREET WALKERS (516)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YUMALESCA 4289               18  16  1    83       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-ICHABOD CRANE 4352           12   6  2    77       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 SLAMBO 4619                   8   4  1    74       STREET WALKERS (516)
-PROWLER 4350                 12   7  0    68       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLYING DUTCHMAN 4469         10   5  0    66       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 ROSELYN 4498                 13   3  0    60       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 MR BEEFY 4618                11   1  1    59       STREET WALKERS (516)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRATEFUL DEAD 4525            5   7  0    51       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 NJORD 4574                    5   0  2    50       GOD OR GODDESS (513)
 MINI DRIVER 4645              5   2  0    47       STREET WALKERS (516)
 GELIDNIA HALE 4260            7  21  0    42       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 ELISHAR 4575                  4   1  1    35       GOD OR GODDESS (513)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AEGIR 4571                    3   2  0    30       GOD OR GODDESS (513)
 ANDROMEDA 4594                1   0  0    29       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 STORMWIND 4635                5   7  0    27       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRIGGA 4572                   3   2  0    19       GOD OR GODDESS (513)
 SAPPHIRA 4646                 1   0  0    18       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 FORSETI 4573                  3   2  0    11       GOD OR GODDESS (513)
 AURORA MARIE 4648             2   2  0     8       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 WHITE BEAR 4647               1   5  0     8       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
AMBITIOUS GUARD         0  0 0                      NJORD 4574            302  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stormcrow -- I did not do well in the Mail-In.  For that I am very sorry. -- Elishar

Mini Driver -- It seems I had a bit of sand fright. -- Aegir

Aurora -- I didn't beg!! -- Frigga

Storm Wind -- More like "weapon fan". -- Forseti

Aegir -- God of the oceans??  I know we fight on sand, but it's not actually a beach,
and I'm pretty out of sand traps anyways. -- Mini Driver

Sir Blackguard -- I know how it feels, back to back 5-0 and not a word in the
newsletter. -- Roadkill

     The arena staff (excluding the spy reporter) congratulates you both.

Let's see we fought one master, 2 concubines, and 1 slave... sounds like a regular
Saturday night at the guild house. -- Roadkill

Elishar -- Drat.  "Soon recovers."  I was hoping for "several days of bed rest." --
Gelidnia Hale

Frigga -- Listen, we've got a mission, you and me.  Those morons in the audience who
laughed at us.  We have to GET them.  Knock 'em around a little. -- Aurora Marie

Forseti -- Darned golems. -- Stormwind

A Mordant Deserter?  You're kidding me! -- White Bear

Elishar -- Okay, so you're a god of light, we need more light here!  Three weeks to
the solstice, and I'm not sure I can make it, you know. -- Aurora Marie

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AEGIR devastated AURORA MARIE in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
CALLOUS COURTNEY was demolished by PAYNE in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
JOSIE WALES overpowered YUMALESCA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory mismatched duel.
SLAMBO was overpowered by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MR BEEFY was outwaited by ROSELYN in a slow 16 minute duel.
GELIDNIA HALE was devastated by MINI DRIVER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
NJORD easily killed AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
ELISHAR lost to CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
STORMWIND overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
WHITE BEAR was overpowered by FRIGGA in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
FORSETI was narrowly defeated by SAPPHIRA in a 2 minute brutal novice's fight.
ANDROMEDA devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   1 -  1      83  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   3 -  1      77  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  20 -  4      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 302 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:

BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PAYNE 4465                 13   5  2  149 DARQUE FORCES (428)
LUNGING ATTACK   JOSIE WALES 4620           10   0  1  111 STREET WALKERS (516)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    YUMALESCA 4289             18  16  1   83 DARQUE FORCES (428)
TOTAL PARRY      ROSELYN 4498               13   3  0   60 DARQUE FORCES (428)
SLASHING ATTACK  ELISHAR 4575                4   1  1   35 GOD OR GODDESS (513)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PAYNE 4465.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
AEGIR 4571.  The ten other most popular fighters were JOSIE WALES 4620, SAPPHIRA 
4646, ELISHAR 4575, ANDROMEDA 4594, PAYNE 4465, NJORD 4574, FRIGGA 4572, AURORA MARIE 
4648, MINI DRIVER 4645, and STORMWIND 4635.

The least popular fighter this week was MR BEEFY 4618.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROSELYN 4498, FORSETI 4573, WHITE BEAR 4647, GELIDNIA HALE 4260, SLAMBO 
4619, YUMALESCA 4289, CALLOUS COURTNEY 4622, STORMWIND 4635, MINI DRIVER 4645, and 
AURORA MARIE 4648.

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY L

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IPECAC 3625 (40-40-0)                  1  3  0         EMETICS              

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BINGE N PURGE 3567 (30-21-0)           0  3  0         EMETICS              

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GARGLE SPEW 3902 (13-10-1)             1  3  0         EMETICS              

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PAYNE 4465 (12-5-2)                   13  3  1         DARQUE FORCES        
MR BEEFY 4618 (10-0-1)                 4  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
CALLOUS COURTNEY 4622 (9-1-1)          2  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
JOSIE WALES 4620 (8-0-1)               2  3  0         STREET WALKERS       

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANDROMEDA 4594 (0-0-0)                 2  3  0         DARQUE FORCES        
ELISHAR 4575 (3-0-1)                   0  3  0         GOD OR GODDESS       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LAZARUS 4650 (0-0-0)                   0  1  0  DEAD   PHANTOM REGIMENT     

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
A CHEERLEADER 1092 (10-9-1)            1  3  0         AVID FANS            
TICKET TAKER 2522 (0-1-0)              0  3  0         AVID FANS            

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CELESTIAL ROSE 4240 (3-1-1)            8  3  0         DARQUE FORCES        

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SILK 4468 (0-0-0)                      4  3  0         SWORD SAINTS         
ABRACADAVER 4609 (0-0-0)               1  3  0         PHANTOM REGIMENT     
ATL 4310 (2-2-0)                       0  3  0  DEAD   ERRATA