DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/17/2008    Duedate: 06/13/2008

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-250

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RUBBER DUCKIE
OPEN SESAME (199)
(50-3194) [10-4-1,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RUBBER DUCKIE                  POSITION IS EMPTY
OPEN SESAME (199)              
(50-3194) [10-4-1,112]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CASS DOLAN                     NIGHT GAUNT
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
(50-3625) [6-6-0,30]           (50-3632) [3-3-0,30]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LIFE IMPACTS (395)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OPEN SESAME (199)           22
2. LIFE IMPACTS (395)          14      LIFE IMPACTS (395)
3. DREAMS OF KADATH (181)      -1      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)          -6
5. DRUID'S GROVE (292)        -22      HAVING FUN (121)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)        79  36  1 68.7   1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       11  4 0
 2/ 2 OPEN SESAME (199)        351 219 21 61.6   2/ 3 OPEN SESAME (199)         5  3 0
 3/ 3 DRUID'S GROVE (292)      161 153 15 51.3   3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        5 10 0
 4/ 4 DREAMS OF KADATH (181)    49  51  1 49.0   4/ 4 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       3  3 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       165 235  6 41.3   5/ 5 DREAMS OF KADATH (181)    1  3 1

    '*'   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 594): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 594): HERACLITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 499): LITTLE OX of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 588): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 590): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 588): QUINTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 586): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 579): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 291): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 576): TED D. SEAVER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 574): THE TUSKER of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 565): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 527): NORILTENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 268): YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 263): JACK & JILL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 249): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 455): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 442): 3D'S NOT L33T of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 433): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 418): JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 388): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 387): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 480): TOM BOMBADIL of MAIAR (Mad Max, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 594): CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 594): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 499): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 588): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 590): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 588): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 586): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 293): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 579): VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 291): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 576): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 574): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 565): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 527): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 268): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 263): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 249): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 455): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 442): WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 433): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 418): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 388): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 387): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 480): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 593): BLUETTE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 593): PARMENIDES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 590): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           PENNY LOPEZ of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 585): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 291): LES NAYLE of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 575): BLACKMOON of ECLIPSE (Fox, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 573): THE PIKER of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 454): WISHLIST of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 442): 3D'S NOT L33T of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
                       (turn 441): TIGER TY of WING HOVE (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 387): SOULTAKER of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
                      (turn 386): SERNILLAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Yes, my name is Extrusion.  I think I arrived on the scene because The Boss's
first real job in industry was as a Co Op Engineer for Crescent Plastics.
Thermoplastic extrusion it was.  Pipe from ABS, breaker strips for refrigerators and
light fixtures from styrene.  I hear he liked to go to the Engineering Lab and make
the glue to hold/glue end caps on the light strips.  You know, add some styrene
pellets, some MEK, stir it up, sniff the air etc.

     Those were the days, he tells us.  He used to design and draw tooling for the
extruders.  Yes, draw.  On a drafting board.  With a 2H pencil.  And rubber erasers.
Making sepia and blueprint copies.  (Nice sniffer smell at the blueprint machine,
too.)  No CAD.  No computers, actually.  Well, there was one very large one, in a
special conditioned room, that only computer techs could access.  A big room, appx 10
ft by 20 ft housed only the computer.  And no e mail?  Get outta here!
     Hey, and typewriters were the thing.  There were even erasable typewriters then.
No word processing.  No computers, remember.  The boss typed most of his own stuff,
but sometimes he liked going over to the office pool to get something typed.  He
didn't explain his reasoning for that.
     Those were the good old days, he says?

          Extrusion, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  LIFE IMPACTS had cause to celebrate, after C.H.S. got 16 points by 
beating PETRA QUORD.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, C.H.S. was winsome, 
after beating PETRA QUORD and seeing her lose 13 points.  Now I can't insult RUBBER 
DUCKIE, as it has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me 
if I lay it on too thick) So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last 
week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Perhaps the warriors of MIDDLE WAY 6 should take 
up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, DREAMS OF KADATH scurried away from MIDDLE WAY 6.  Oh, the shame!  
If challenges were horses, GOBERT HINNY could open up a fast food joint!  Call 'im 
brash!  Call 'im brassy!  Call 'im brave!  Call 'im sassy!  CANTEX will face EVALON 
ELKHORN, up by 33.  Aaaah, just call 'im dead meat.  Fixed fights?  Paybacks?  Blind 
luck?  Whatever, CANTEX challenged EVALON ELKHORN, CANTEX the underdog by 33 points.  
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not for 
whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in SNOWBOUND is the highlight of my life.  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 SNOWBOUND farewell-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUBBER DUCKIE 3194           10   4  1   112       OPEN SESAME (199)

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)
 CANTEX 3618                  13  10  1    99       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EXTRUSION 3617               17   6  0    87       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 EVALON ELKHORN 3553          17  13  3    85       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 DOMJON 3554                  16  14  3    71       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 C.H.S. 3616                  15   8  0    66       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 MRS. VAUGHN 3614             20   3  0    64       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 HOOPS 3623                    8   4  0    59       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOBERT HINNY 3552             9  22  2    51       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 PETRA QUORD 3577             10  15  0    46       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 DYLATH-LEEN 3629              7   1  0    45       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
 KIRLA LORVIN 3621             6   7  0    39       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 INGLEMORT JULS 3596           7  11  0    38       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-C IS FOR COOKIE 3636          3   1  0    33       OPEN SESAME (199)
 CASS DOLAN 3625               6   6  0    30       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-WINGED DEATH 1374             4  10  0    30       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
 NIGHT GAUNT 3632              3   3  0    30       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
 LEERING SHANTAK 3631          4   3  1    28       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALMOST HUMAN 3630             4   4  0    16       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?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      LEERING SHANTAK 3631  250  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

On my Way -- Avoid me?  But I wanted you? -- Extrusion

Cass -- Humbug?  That's a lunger from over in DM8.  A Smithsonian.  An ugly type, for
sure. -- Hoops

Kirla -- I'm a little too old for the guys to get excited about me.  I wish.... --
Mrs Vaughn

Inglemort Juls -- Tell Cass I'm NOT a humbug! -- Hoops

Domjon -- You had too much of the right stuff.  Salute. -- C.H.S.

Gobert Hinny -- If you were Tex, I could say "I think I Can, Tex."  Get it? -- Cantex
(The Odd)

Petra Quord -- You are my kind of student! -- Mrs Vaughn

Mrs. Vaughn -- I thought of several things to say, but Jorja censored them as being
too risky.  Or maybe it was risque.  Perhaps if we practice, we can drag a fight out
longer. -- Petra Quord

C is for Cookie -- I was hoping you'd be a woman.  A tasty nibble, you know?  (sigh)
Oh, well. -- Cass Dolan

Cantex -- I wish you'd stop impacting MY life, dammit. -- Gobert Hinny

Hoops -- I think you gave me a case of hooping cough. -- Inglemort Juls

And a Dangerous Criminal to round out a depressing showing. -- Kirla Lorvin

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CANTEX bested EVALON ELKHORN in a action packed 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
HOOPS subdued GOBERT HINNY in a 3 minute brutal Challenge melee.
C.H.S. overpowered PETRA QUORD in a 3 minute bloody mismatched Challenge duel.
EXTRUSION was overpowered by RUBBER DUCKIE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
MRS. VAUGHN outwaited DYLATH-LEEN in a unpopular 27 minute fight.
DOMJON overpowered INGLEMORT JULS in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
KIRLA LORVIN defeated NIGHT GAUNT in a action packed 5 minute melee.
ALMOST HUMAN lost to CASS DOLAN in a action packed 4 minute duel.
LEERING SHANTAK assassinated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven 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 -  2      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  11 -  0      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       33 -  25 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  13 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 250 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  RUBBER DUCKIE 3194         10   4  1  112 OPEN SESAME (199)
BASHING ATTACK   CANTEX 3618                13  10  1   99 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
TOTAL PARRY      EXTRUSION 3617             17   6  0   87 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
AIMED BLOW       DOMJON 3554                16  14  3   71 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
WALL OF STEEL    C.H.S. 3616                15   8  0   66 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CASS DOLAN 3625.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was NIGHT GAUNT 3632.  The ten other most popular fighters were CASS DOLAN 3625, 
CANTEX 3618, GOBERT HINNY 3552, C.H.S. 3616, HOOPS 3623, RUBBER DUCKIE 3194, DOMJON 
3554, KIRLA LORVIN 3621, LEERING SHANTAK 3631, and EVALON ELKHORN 3553.

The least popular fighter this week was MRS. VAUGHN 3614.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DYLATH-LEEN 3629, ALMOST HUMAN 3630, INGLEMORT JULS 3596, PETRA 
QUORD 3577, EXTRUSION 3617, EVALON ELKHORN 3553, LEERING SHANTAK 3631, KIRLA LORVIN 
3621, DOMJON 3554, and RUBBER DUCKIE 3194.