DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/29/2010    Duedate: 01/25/2011

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-303

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PAYNE
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4465) [14-5-2,164]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PAYNE                          NJORD
DARQUE FORCES (428)            GOD OR GODDESS (513)
(45-4465) [14-5-2,164]         (45-4574) [6-0-3,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PAYNE                          YUMALESCA
DARQUE FORCES (428)            DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4465) [14-5-2,164]         (45-4289) [18-17-1,72]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STREET WALKERS (516)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STREET WALKERS (516)        21
2. DARQUE FORCES (428)         19      STREET WALKERS (516)
3. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       17      Unchartered Team
4. GOD OR GODDESS (513)        -1
                                       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)      48  14  4 77.4   1/ 1 STREET WALKERS (516)     11  4 0
 2/ 2*GOD OR GODDESS (513)      19  11  4 63.3   2/ 3 DARQUE FORCES (428)       7  3 0
 3/ 4 DARQUE FORCES (428)      342 229 18 59.9   3/ 2*GOD OR GODDESS (513)      7  8 3
 4/ 5 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    214 271  5 44.1   4/ 4 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     5  7 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 660): FISHER KING of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 662): ARCHYTAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 554): RELIGIOUS CULT of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 656): AVERY of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 658): KATARINA of FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 649): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): COOKING LITE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 647): ORATHAI of ECHL-EAST (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 625): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 644): FATHER O'LIES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 641): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 633): SCAPA of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 591): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 302): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 523): DEBRA FARIN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 508): GARM of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 490): HUGH GRANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 484): *HAPPY PHANTOM* of LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 445): ".... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 440): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 548): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 660): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 662): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 554): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 656): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 658): FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 649): ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 647): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 325): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 643): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 641): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 633): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 590): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 302): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 523): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 508): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 490): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 484): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 445): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 440): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 547): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 662): ARCHYTAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
               (turn 661): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 656): AVERY of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): COOKING LITE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 644): FATHER O'LIES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 532): ICICLE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      THE LION KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      ITHYIC THING of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
                          (turn 296): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                (turn 231): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for MR BEEFY, who flew 
up 18 points in the rankings after mashing YUMALESCA like a melon.  Keep your eye on 
this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was YUMALESCA, who dropped 11 
points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with MR BEEFY.  Our battling 
duelmaster PAYNE has managed to hold the title, fending off JOSIE WALES' none too 
subtle advances.  Better luck next time, STREET WALKERS.  Can you believe they are 
paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that DARQUE FORCES was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of DARQUE FORCES' 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your 
rasberries, cause STREET WALKERS beats feet every time DARQUE FORCES smiles at them.  
Try farming, eh?  And who is this ROSELYN you ask, with 60 points and a 13-4-0 
record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Well, the arena is no place for 
slow learners (and hopefully T.P.s) and NJORD demonstrated that very violently on 
STORMWIND's body.  Carrion Bird Heaven:  STORMWIND was dispatched by NJORD (The true 
definition of 'Street Pizza').  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both 
yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Hasta la 
bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAYNE 4465                   14   5  2   164       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALLOUS COURTNEY 4622        11   2  1    97       STREET WALKERS (516)
 JOSIE WALES 4620             10   1  1    92       STREET WALKERS (516)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLAMBO 4619                   9   4  1    83       STREET WALKERS (516)
 MR BEEFY 4618                12   1  1    77       STREET WALKERS (516)
 YUMALESCA 4289               18  17  1    72       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSELYN 4498                 13   4  0    60       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 NJORD 4574                    6   0  3    57       GOD OR GODDESS (513)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MINI DRIVER 4645              6   2  0    55       STREET WALKERS (516)
 GELIDNIA HALE 4260            8  21  0    48       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 ANDROMEDA 4594                2   0  0    42       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELISHAR 4575                  4   2  1    32       GOD OR GODDESS (513)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AEGIR 4571                    3   3  0    20       GOD OR GODDESS (513)
 WHITE BEAR 4647               2   5  0    20       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAPPHIRA 4646                 2   0  0    20       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 FRIGGA 4572                   3   3  0    12       GOD OR GODDESS (513)
 AURORA MARIE 4648             2   3  0     9       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FORSETI 4573            3  3 0 GOD OR GODDESS 513   ARENAMASTER NHOR      303  NONE
STORMWIND 4635          5  8 0 NORTHERN LIGHTS 393  NJORD 4574            303   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Road Kill -- Well, I feel a little better knowing that I'm not the only one that's
overlooked.  Congrats on you great work. -- Sir Blackguard

Aurora, Aurora, with you lights so dim!  I feel like a poet. -- Aegir

White Bear -- I'm tired of your kind.  Where's the black one? -- Frigga

Aegir -- Heck.  You orcs, you just get carried away!  And then your opponents get
carried away.  Ouch. -- Aurora Marie

Mini Driver -- Not the kind of fight I was looking for, in so far as I was looking at
all. -- Gelidnia Hale

To defeat the Osksi Noble, while a win and therefore a good thing, is not much to be
proud of. -- Stormwind

Frigga -- I figured if I was nice to you, I could maybe get you to join me in a
little hibernation? -- White Bear

We salute the tourney participants, especially our duelmaster Payne, tourney victor.
Way to go! -- Jorja and the Northern Lights

Sir Blackguard -- Sorry no diplo yet, I've been sick.  Can't send the germs! -- Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FORSETI was butchered by ARENAMASTER NHOR in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ROSELYN was viciously subdued by SLAMBO in a action packed 3 minute Challenge battle.
ANDROMEDA overpowered AEGIR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
PAYNE devastated JOSIE WALES in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
CALLOUS COURTNEY demolished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
YUMALESCA was outwaited by MR BEEFY in a exciting 8 minute master's fight.
ELISHAR was bested by GELIDNIA HALE in a 2 minute gory competition.
NJORD easily killed STORMWIND in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
MINI DRIVER vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
FRIGGA lost to WHITE BEAR in a 2 minute fight.
SAPPHIRA defeated AURORA MARIE in a 1 minute beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  20 -  5      66  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 303 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    4 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PAYNE 4465                 14   5  2  164 DARQUE FORCES (428)
LUNGING ATTACK   CALLOUS COURTNEY 4622      11   2  1   97 STREET WALKERS (516)
TOTAL PARRY      MR BEEFY 4618              12   1  1   77 STREET WALKERS (516)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    YUMALESCA 4289             18  17  1   72 DARQUE FORCES (428)
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 
YUMALESCA 4289.  The ten other most popular fighters were SLAMBO 4619, GELIDNIA HALE 
4260, ANDROMEDA 4594, CALLOUS COURTNEY 4622, MINI DRIVER 4645, PAYNE 4465, NJORD 
4574, WHITE BEAR 4647, SAPPHIRA 4646, and FORSETI 4573.

The least popular fighter this week was AURORA MARIE 4648.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FRIGGA 4572, STORMWIND 4635, JOSIE WALES 4620, AEGIR 4571, 
ROSELYN 4498, ELISHAR 4575, MR BEEFY 4618, FORSETI 4573, SAPPHIRA 4646, and WHITE 
BEAR 4647.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       MR. GHERKIN (6-6385) of 071406AD  (544)
                       OPUS X (11-5276) of OLD BOYS CLUB  (483)
                   CARDINAL KRAKEN (69-8569) BEASTS OF NEON  (831) 
                    GANGRENE (82-30731) THAT SPECIAL SMELL  (5042) 
                      WAY TOO CUTE (82-32711) 12/19/04A  (5398) 
                         CHINA (82-35079) MORE PLACES  (5777) 
                      ASPARAGUS (82-38983) UNDERRATED 2  (6485) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes