DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/01/2007    Duedate: 12/28/2007

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-244

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STREET SIGN
OPEN SESAME (199)
(50-3523) [15-7-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STREET SIGN                    POSITION IS EMPTY
OPEN SESAME (199)              
(50-3523) [15-7-0,121]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CANTEX                         CASS DOLAN
LIFE IMPACTS (395)             MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
(50-3618) [11-6-1,97]          (50-3625) [3-3-0,17]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OPEN SESAME (199)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DREAMS OF KADATH (181)      28
2. LIFE IMPACTS (395)          27      LIFE IMPACTS (395)
3. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)           5      Unchartered Team
4. DARQUE FORCES II (348)       0
5. DRUID'S GROVE (292)        -13      MIX AND MATCH (367)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)        60  25  1 70.6   1/ 1 OPEN SESAME (199)        14  1 1
 2/ 2 OPEN SESAME (199)        341 213 20 61.6   2/ 2 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       11  4 0
 3/ 3 DRUID'S GROVE (292)      154 148 15 51.0   3/ 3 DREAMS OF KADATH (181)    9  3 0
 4/ 5 DREAMS OF KADATH (181)    42  42  0 50.0   4/ 4 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       3  4 0
 5- 4 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    48  49  4 49.5   5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        2 13 0
 6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       152 218  6 41.1   6- 6 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    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 581): BLU JON of BLU MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 581): MISSY MOSSY of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 575): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 577): PENNY LOPEZ of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 576): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 574): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 287): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 567): DIRTY SANCHEZ of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 563): TED ICKENS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 561): PEEP of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 552): BILDIS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 515): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 262): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 256): SISTER MARY SUEELLEN of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 243): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 442): GODGET of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 429): BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 420): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 406): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 192): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 378): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 374): ZAGWE BANSHEE of HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 362): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 468): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 581): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 581): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 575): TERMINUS (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 577): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 576): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 574): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 287): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 567): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 563): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 561): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 552): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 515): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 262): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 243): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 442): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 429): UNDERDOGS (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 420): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 406): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 192): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 378): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 374): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 362): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 468): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 580): INCISOR of FANGS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 579): BACRADI LIMON of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 576): GOLDEN DOME of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 574): AIM SEDUCE HAMMER of AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 567): DIRTY SANCHEZ of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
                               KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 563): TED ICKENS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 551): JUNGLE KING of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 515): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): MY SLEEP of THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 243): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 441): MEABEER of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): WANSTEAD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Another turn, another Open Sesame on the throne.  But this time, I'm going to be
forced into retirement.  Why you say?  Well, the fact that I'm 11 pts short of
being well suited to my favourite weapon is a leading contributor.  How can one be 11
points short on a single stat?  Very difficult to do, but those with a starting
deftness of 4 who prefer the Epee do fit that bill.

As I go off into retirement in Home Guard, I'll share my fabulous stats.  Started out
10-11-9-16-20-14-4. raised evey stat once, and learned 60 skills above and beyond
those burnt ones.  That leave me with a Master in Init, AdEx's in Attack and Riposte,
and Experts in Defence and Decise.  Rhythm is High-High, and my most common learn of
riposte also happens to be my favourite.

Catch you later, alligators.

Harry Monster
Open Sesame
Duelmaster of Snowbound

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  DREAMS OF KADATH posted a nice gain, to come in 3rd.  Everybody loves a 
winner...  LIFE IMPACTS had cause to celebrate, after CANTEX got 21 points by beating 
EVALON ELKHORN.  EVALON ELKHORN certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after 
losing to CANTEX and losing 18 points in the process!  Duelmaster HARRY MONSTER from 
OPEN SESAME is going for the gold, as he Dark Arena Challenged DARK ARENA's STONE 
GOLEM.  Ooh, the excitement!  The crowds were amazed this turn, as STONE GOLEM killed 
the Duelmaster, HARRY MONSTER, leaving OPEN SESAME in mourning.  Even 72 points 
weren't good enough to save HARRY MONSTER from STREET SIGN.  SNOWBOUND welcomes 
STREET SIGN as the new Duelmaster!  Word has it one team in SNOWBOUND is using 
psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the 
lion, so did the "warriors" in SNOWBOUND avoid DRUID'S GROVE.  The warriors of 
DRUID'S GROVE found their efforts at combat frustrated as OPEN SESAME apparently had 
more important things to do than fight.  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and 
EVALON ELKHORN is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't DRUID'S GROVE proud! 
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not for whom the 
sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STREET SIGN 3523             15   7  0   121       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ON MY WAY 3378               27  13  1   118       OPEN SESAME (199)
 TRASH CAN 3403                9   1  2   115       OPEN SESAME (199)
-ADRIANNE 3190                13   7  1   101       DARQUE FORCES II (348)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANTEX 3618                  11   6  1    97       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUBBER DUCKIE 3194            6   3  1    79       OPEN SESAME (199)
 EVALON ELKHORN 3553          13  11  3    75       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 DOMJON 3554                  13  11  3    70       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 C.H.S. 3616                  13   4  0    61       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 EXTRUSION 3617               12   5  0    58       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MRS. VAUGHN 3614             14   3  0    46       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 INGLEMORT JULS 3596           4   8  0    45       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 GOBERT HINNY 3552             7  18  2    41       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565          5   2  1    38       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 PETRA QUORD 3577              8  11  0    35       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WINGED DEATH 1374             4  10  0    30       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
 DYLATH-LEEN 3629              4   0  0    29       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
 HOOPS 3623                    4   2  0    28       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIGHT GAUNT 3632              2   0  0    23       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
 ALMOST HUMAN 3630             3   1  0    22       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
 LEERING SHANTAK 3631          2   1  0    21       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
-KLYMENESTRA 3620              1   1  0    18       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 CASS DOLAN 3625               3   3  0    17       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 KIRLA LORVIN 3621             3   4  0    13       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HARRY MONSTER 3430     15 13 0 OPEN SESAME 199      STONE GOLEM           244  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Harry Monster and Creative Crip -- What do you mean 12-9-12-16-14-11-10 looks like
regular average people in the neighborhood?  Only you see IQ's like that, eh?  The
rest of us go to the public schools. -- The Life Impacts Scribe

Gobert -- I truly did not mean to call you a bog.  I did not.  I am sorry.  I really
meant to either call you a DOG or a BIG MEAN killer, but, ever that I don't really
exactly mean.  Know what I mean? -- Cantex (not sure himself)

Hey, ole Harry done er agin!  Grats atta!  Git outta here, now! -- Smitty

Trash Can -- Your " you also have can't in your name" was a subtle play on words
which just plain cracked us all up and won quip (as opposed to Crip) of the week! --
All Us Consortium Folk

Gobert -- Impacting your head?  So?  Go read Legend Of Sleepy Hollow and then cope!
-- Cantex

Inglemort -- Was that a proposal? -- Mrs. Vaughn

Petra Quord -- Our crums are not hateful?! -- C.H.S.

Evalon -- I challenged and stepped into that one wide awake--at least until you
smacked me!  Salute. -- Extrusion

Cass -- Too many three-pointers, eh? -- Hoops

Harry -- Ease up, pal.  And good riddance! -- Cantex

Of course I outlasted the Userous Merchant for I am a shopping pro.  Shop til you
drop I always say. -- Mrs Vaughn

Here's hopin' y'all hadda gooder Turkey day, 'n may Santa brang ya lotsa shine. --
Smitty (and all the Life Impacts folks)

Cantex -- Sorry to spoil your mix.  But what's a little blue fur really going to
disturb? -- Harry Monster

Petra Quord -- Better that than this girl I knew in Deutchland, Petra Fide.  Hows' it
feel to share a bathtub with the one and only? -- Rubber Duckie

Hoops -- Every time you get around my leg, I trip!  Ouch. -- Cass Dolan

Rubber Duckie -- I don't want to HEAR about your bathtub! -- Petra Quord

Domjon -- You still here? -- Inglemort Juls

C.H.S. -- Cheese and Ham Sandwich.  Yum. -- Gobert Hinny

Dylath-Leen -- You're very strange, you know. -- Kirla Lorvin

Mrs. Vaughn -- Well, more than my fourth-grade teacher did. -- Petra Quord

Life Impacts Scribe -- Ah. -- Kirla Lorvin
P.S.  If he signs himself "Coach," I will address him as such, and if he signs
himself "Smitty," ditto.

Our congratulations to Harry Monster. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Harry Monster -- Have I got a property for you!  Right on the shore, yes, that's
LAKEFRONT PROPERTY, at Glacier View Estates, and a low-interest loan to the right
buyer!  Come out and look it over. -- Lars Penkattan, Real Estate Developer and
Salesman Extraordinaire for the Snowbound Coast Area

3 November 2007
If you need to send an email to RSI, please send it to CSR (at) reality.com.  Using
any other address makes it all but impossible that you'll receive a response. -- RSI

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HARRY MONSTER was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
CANTEX demolished EVALON ELKHORN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
ON MY WAY defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute master's duel.
TRASH CAN devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
STREET SIGN demolished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
RUBBER DUCKIE viciously subdued EXTRUSION in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody match.
C.H.S. defeated INGLEMORT JULS in a 3 minute melee.
DOMJON vanquished GOBERT HINNY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
PETRA QUORD was outwaited by MRS. VAUGHN in a crowd boring 10 minute fight.
HOOPS won victory over CASS DOLAN in a popular 3 minute fight.
KIRLA LORVIN was overpowered by DYLATH-LEEN in a slow 8 minute one-sided melee.
NIGHT GAUNT demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ALMOST HUMAN handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
LEERING SHANTAK demolished KARNHORN DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  12 -  2      66  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       34 -  22 -  1      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  15 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        19 -  18 -  1      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  16 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  2      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 244 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  STREET SIGN 3523           15   7  0  121 OPEN SESAME (199)
TOTAL PARRY      ON MY WAY 3378             27  13  1  118 OPEN SESAME (199)
LUNGING ATTACK   TRASH CAN 3403              9   1  2  115 OPEN SESAME (199)
BASHING ATTACK   CANTEX 3618                11   6  1   97 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
AIMED BLOW       DOMJON 3554                13  11  3   70 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
WALL OF STEEL    C.H.S. 3616                13   4  0   61 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CANTEX 3618.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CASS DOLAN 3625.  The ten other most popular fighters were RUBBER DUCKIE 3194, STREET 
SIGN 3523, C.H.S. 3616, DOMJON 3554, CANTEX 3618, TRASH CAN 3403, INGLEMORT JULS 
3596, NIGHT GAUNT 3632, ALMOST HUMAN 3630, and ON MY WAY 3378.

The least popular fighter this week was KIRLA LORVIN 3621.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MRS. VAUGHN 3614, DYLATH-LEEN 3629, PETRA QUORD 3577, HOOPS 
3623, GOBERT HINNY 3552, EVALON ELKHORN 3553, LEERING SHANTAK 3631, EXTRUSION 3617, 
ON MY WAY 3378, and ALMOST HUMAN 3630.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

STREET SIGN (50-3523) OPEN SESAME (199)

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

HARRY MONSTER (50-3430) OPEN SESAME (199)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLIII

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FAUSTICA 3563 (4-0-0)                  7  2  0  DEAD   DARQUE FORCES II     
DYLATH-LEEN 3629 (2-0-0)               5  3  0         DREAMS OF KADATH     

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DECEON RAIN 883 (16-9-0)               4  3  0         KAOS                 
GROVER 2541 (15-10-2)                  3  3  0         OPEN SESAME          
SUPER GROVER 3413 (12-4-0)             1  3  0         OPEN SESAME          
THE COUNT 1860 (17-13-0)               0  2  0         OPEN SESAME          

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OSCAR THE GROUCH 1587 (2-1-0)          3  3  0         OPEN SESAME          
HAIRY MONSTER 3436 (5-3-0)             2  3  0  DEAD   OPEN SESAME          
CROWN ROYAL 803 (2-0-2)                1  3  0         CANADIAN CLUB