DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/19/2008    Duedate: 05/16/2008

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-249

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EXTRUSION
LIFE IMPACTS (395)
(50-3617) [17-5-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EXTRUSION                      POSITION IS EMPTY
LIFE IMPACTS (395)             
(50-3617) [17-5-0,122]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EVALON ELKHORN                 INGLEMORT JULS
DRUID'S GROVE (292)            MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
(50-3553) [17-12-3,112]        (50-3596) [7-10-0,41]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LIFE IMPACTS (395)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LIFE IMPACTS (395)          39
2. DRUID'S GROVE (292)         21      LIFE IMPACTS (395)
3. OPEN SESAME (199)            3      Unchartered Team
4. DREAMS OF KADATH (181)       0
5. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)         -22      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)        75  35  1 68.2   1/ 3 LIFE IMPACTS (395)        9  6 0
 2/ 2 OPEN SESAME (199)        350 219 21 61.5   2/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        6  9 0
 3/ 3 DRUID'S GROVE (292)      160 152 15 51.3   3/ 2 OPEN SESAME (199)         5  5 0
 4- 4 DREAMS OF KADATH (181)    48  48  0 50.0   4/ 4 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       4  2 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       163 232  6 41.3   5- 5 DREAMS OF KADATH (181)    2  2 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 591): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 591): PARMEIDES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 498): WINDWALKER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 585): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 587): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 586): QUINTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 584): TIMES of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 292): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 577): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 290): LOCUST of PESTILENCE (Lord of Pestilence, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 573): SERVIUS of CAESAR'S THUGS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 571): ACE HEARTS HAMMER of KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 562): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 525): SOLDIER 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 267): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 261): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 248): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 452): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 439): WRATH LIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 430): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 416): DUCK KA-BOB of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 197): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 386): GENERAL MILLS of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 384): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 371): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 478): JAMMIES of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 591): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 591): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 498): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 585): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 587): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 586): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 584): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 292): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 577): ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 290): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 573): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 571): STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 562): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 525): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 267): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 261): X-MEN II (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 248): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 452): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 439): CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 430): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 416): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 197): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 386): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 384): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 371): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 478): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 590): KOOL-AID DRIKER of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 585): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 584): BET TWICE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 577): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 289): ULL STORMHELM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 572): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
                          DEFIANCE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 570): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 266): ANGEL HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 261): ROISIN DUBH of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                             SUCCULANT of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 439): ALLAN JOHNSON of TPW FOREVER (Anti, mgr.)
                                   WHITE WITCH of CRAZY CREEPS (Crazy Creepster, mgr)
                                   LOKI IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
                       (turn 438): THE RIDDLER of CRAZY CREEPS (Crazy Creepster, mgr)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
SNOWBOUND.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Say 
good-bye to MIDDLE WAY 6, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the 
LIFE IMPACTS stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for HOOPS, who flew up 15 points in 
the rankings after mashing INGLEMORT JULS like a melon.  Keep your eye on this beast. 
Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  RUBBER DUCKIE was 
overcame by EVALON ELKHORN and drops 11 points.  Well here's a duelmaster that 
doesn't sit back and say 'Challenge me'!  EXTRUSION made a challenge against ON MY 
WAY this week.  Our battling duelmaster EXTRUSION has managed to hold the title, 
fending off ON MY WAY's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, OPEN 
SESAME.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the SNOWBOUND arena.  And 
hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid DRUID'S GROVE, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does SNOWBOUND really have that many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  
Well, unsling your rasberries, cause LIFE IMPACTS beats feet every time DRUID'S GROVE 
smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  And who is this ON MY WAY you ask, with 117 points 
and a 27-17-1 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!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the SNOWBOUND giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EXTRUSION 3617               17   5  0   122       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TRASH CAN 3403               11   1  3   130       OPEN SESAME (199)
 ON MY WAY 3378               27  17  1   117       OPEN SESAME (199)
 EVALON ELKHORN 3553          17  12  3   112       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUBBER DUCKIE 3194            9   4  1    90       OPEN SESAME (199)
 CANTEX 3618                  12  10  1    79       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOMJON 3554                  15  14  3    66       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 MRS. VAUGHN 3614             19   3  0    62       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 PETRA QUORD 3577             10  14  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 GOBERT HINNY 3552             9  21  2    57       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 C.H.S. 3616                  14   8  0    50       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 HOOPS 3623                    7   4  0    48       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
-DYLATH-LEEN 3629              7   0  0    45       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INGLEMORT JULS 3596           7  10  0    41       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NIGHT GAUNT 3632              3   2  0    33       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
 C IS FOR COOKIE 3636          3   1  0    33       OPEN SESAME (199)
 KIRLA LORVIN 3621             5   7  0    32       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-WINGED DEATH 1374             4  10  0    30       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASS DOLAN 3625               5   6  0    21       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-ALMOST HUMAN 3630             4   3  0    21       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
-LEERING SHANTAK 3631          3   3  0    21       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
-THE BEATLES 3635              1   0  0    10       OPEN SESAME (199)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

On My Way -- Sorry.  Elkhorn was not available. -- Extrusion

Muh Lifers hain't a sayin' much thisn here round.  Nope. -- Smitty

Extrusion -- What powerful lungs you have Mr. Champ.  Would you believe I've tried to
avoid you the last two turns? -- On My Way

Cantex -- Isn't there someone else around here who would like to give me a little
squeeze? -- Rubber Duckie

Evalon Elkhorn -- I'm going to sit out this turn.  Perhaps you'd like to beat up on
our Duelmaster? -- Trash Can

Hoops -- Oh.  It's you.  Bah, humbug. -- Cass Dolan

Domjon -- Ha. -- Gobert Hinny

The Userous Merchant?  Ridiculous. -- Inglemort Jules

Mrs. Vaughn -- You'd've been better off against one of the guys.  They seem to get
all excited over you.  Darned if I know why. -- Kirla Lorvin

C.H.S. -- Chile Hot Sauce.  Yum. -- Petra Quord

On My Way -- This is probably another case of jealousy on the Isle.  Somebody doesn't
want you there. -- Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EXTRUSION outwaited ON MY WAY in a 9 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
MRS. VAUGHN outwaited PETRA QUORD in a 9 minute veteran's Challenge match.
C IS FOR COOKIE devastated CASS DOLAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
EVALON ELKHORN overpowered RUBBER DUCKIE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CANTEX devastated GOBERT HINNY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DOMJON bested C.H.S. in a 2 minute master's match.
INGLEMORT JULS slimly lost to HOOPS in a action packed 5 minute fight.
KIRLA LORVIN lost to DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a action packed 2 minute duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   5 -  1      72  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  11 -  0      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       34 -  23 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  13 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 249 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     3 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         4  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      EXTRUSION 3617             17   5  0  122 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
BASHING ATTACK   EVALON ELKHORN 3553        17  12  3  112 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
STRIKING ATTACK  RUBBER DUCKIE 3194          9   4  1   90 OPEN SESAME (199)
AIMED BLOW       DOMJON 3554                15  14  3   66 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
WALL OF STEEL    C.H.S. 3616                14   8  0   50 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EVALON ELKHORN 3553.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was INGLEMORT JULS 3596.  The ten other most popular fighters were PETRA QUORD 
3577, DOMJON 3554, HOOPS 3623, CANTEX 3618, C IS FOR COOKIE 3636, KIRLA LORVIN 3621, 
EVALON ELKHORN 3553, C.H.S. 3616, CASS DOLAN 3625, and RUBBER DUCKIE 3194.

The least popular fighter this week was EXTRUSION 3617.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ON MY WAY 3378, MRS. VAUGHN 3614, GOBERT HINNY 3552, RUBBER DUCKIE 
3194, CASS DOLAN 3625, C.H.S. 3616, EVALON ELKHORN 3553, KIRLA LORVIN 3621, C IS FOR 
COOKIE 3636, and CANTEX 3618.

                                 THE STOMPING GROUNDS

The new all-basher arena will be in Seam, DM 20.  Only new teams (0FE) may 
participate.  The only rule is that all of your warriors must be bashers.

The first turn of the contest will be due on Monday, April 28.  It will be a slow 
turn-around arena.  If you wish to enter a team, please submit your new team and first 
turn strategies before then.  Only one team per manager, please.  

This arena will stay open indefinitely, providing there is interest (i.e., this is not 
a contest that runs a set number of turns, although there are prizes scheduled after 
the first 15 rounds).  For more information, see details in the first newsletter or on 
the forums. 

                                          -- RSI 

  Zeb Karan looked around the table at the rest of Dwes Eg's staff.  Arenamasters,

standby and Dark Arena warriors, stewards and infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  
There was wine and beer on the side-table, even sandwiches, but no one was partaking.
      "Stop looking like your dog died," Lew Voth said.  He had once been the 
arenamaster of Sentern and had taken his turns overseeing the fights in Dwes Eg.  "We 
all knew this day would come.  When are they closing us down?"
      "Immediately after the tourney, according to the information I was given."
      "Short notice," Jame Rinvar, another arenamaster commented.
      "No offense intended, these things just creep up on people.  Tourneys make it 
worse, I suppose, all the new teams being entered."  Zeb grimaced.  "Some of the file 
cabinets have exploded from over-stuffing, you know, and it takes so long to run 
through all the registered gladiators to find those who are planning to fight on any 
given day that the day is OVER by the time we're ready to start."
      "Which is why they closed down Sentern, Cimmeriac, and Firehold," Lew pointed 
out.  "This is the same thing all over again."
      "Cycles," Jame said.  "Things happen, and then later they happen again.  We live 
with it.  And Dwes Eg did last for, what, eight and a half years before it reached the 
explosion point.  That isn't bad.  That's forever, speaking practically."
      "Eight or nine years is not forever--"
      "The only thing that's real is today, and maybe, up to a point, tomorrow.  I 
don't see a problem with this.  What are the new parameters, Zeb?"
      "Dwes Eg remains open, existing teams can run and can recruit new members.  BUT, 
no new teams will be accepted.  New teams will go into a new arena, DM 84, running its 
first turn on the seventh of May.  A regular two-week cycle."
      "So Dwes Eg isn't actually being closed, just closed to new teams.  Okay.  This 
works," Jame said again.  "Number 84... does this mean it'll be out at that Blackstone 
place?  Rotten weather half the year, but I suppose you could say that about any site.  
What about regional allegiance?"
      "None specified in the data I received.  Probably a personal-choice situation," 
Zeb said.
      "Transfers?" Lew asked.
      "I don't know about transfers IN," Zeb said, "but I'd guess yes, they would be 
allowed.  No transfers OUT, though.  None out of DM 82, for that matter.  Once you're 
in 82 or 84, the only way out is death or graduation."
      "That fairly describes most arenas," Jame said.  "Anyone who takes up the 
gladiatorial life has already accepted that."