DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/14/2008    Duedate: 07/11/2008

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-251

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RUBBER DUCKIE
OPEN SESAME (199)
(50-3194) [11-4-1,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RUBBER DUCKIE                  POSITION IS EMPTY
OPEN SESAME (199)              
(50-3194) [11-4-1,124]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CASS DOLAN                     LEERING SHANTAK
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
(50-3625) [6-7-0,25]           (50-3631) [4-4-1,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LIFE IMPACTS (395)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LIFE IMPACTS (395)          37
2. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)          21      LIFE IMPACTS (395)
3. DREAMS OF KADATH (181)       2      Unchartered Team
4. DRUID'S GROVE (292)         -9
5. OPEN SESAME (199)          -17       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)        83  37  1 69.2   1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       12  3 0
 2/ 2 OPEN SESAME (199)        353 221 21 61.5   2/ 2 OPEN SESAME (199)         4  4 0
 3/ 3 DRUID'S GROVE (292)      161 155 15 50.9   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        4 11 0
 4/ 4 DREAMS OF KADATH (181)    51  53  1 49.0   4/ 4 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       3  3 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       167 238  6 41.2   5/ 5 DREAMS OF KADATH (181)    3  5 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 595): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 595): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): OEDIPUS of MOMMY DEAREST (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 589): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): KILDILLI DALL of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 590): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): ENYALIUS of GODS OF WAR (Sovereign, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 577): MESHARR of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 575): THINKER of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 566): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 529): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 263): JACK & JILL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 250): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 456): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 443): TYVEK of DEMONS OF DARNKESS 2 (Rillion, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 420): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 199): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 390): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 388): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 482): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 595): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 595): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 589): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 590): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 577): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 575): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 566): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 529): MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 263): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 250): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 456): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 443): ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 420): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 290): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 386): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 482): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 590): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           PENNY LOPEZ of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 589): STELRA TIRINS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): NIFTY NICKEL of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
              (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): JON of MEN (A-sop, mgr.)
                          REWRITE of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                   (turn 291): LES NAYLE of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 443): TYVEK of DEMONS OF DARNKESS 2 (Rillion, mgr)
                                   YELLOW JACKET of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-sop, mgr.)
                                   BURNT OFFERINGS of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the
                                   Bald, mgr.)
                       (turn 442): 3D'S NOT L33T of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 387): SOULTAKER of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Rubber Duckie you're the one
You make bath time lots of fun
Rubber Duckie I'm awfully fond of you

Rubber Duckie joy of joys
When I squeeze you, you make noise
Rubber Duckie you're my very best friend it's true
I find a little fellow who's cute and yellow and chubby
Rub a dub dubby
Rubber Duckie you're so fine and I'm lucky that you're mine
Rubber Duckie I'd like a whole pond of you
Rubber Duckie I'm awfully fond of you 

Crip
Mngr. of Open Sesame
In Honour of the Duelmaster of Snowbound

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in SNOWBOUND since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with C.H.S.?  It 
actually beat DRUID'S GROVE's EVALON ELKHORN, and walked away with 18 more points 
from the fight.  Major screwup at DREAMS OF KADATH.  DYLATH-LEEN lost 14 points to 
INGLEMORT JULS.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe DYLATH-LEEN will provide more 
easy wins...  Apparently SNOWBOUND isn't filled with as many gutless wonders as I 
thought.  The Dreaded Duelmaster got 2 challenges this turn!  Try as it might, CANTEX 
wasn't good enough at persuading RUBBER DUCKIE to step down from the Duelmaster's 
throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was LIFE IMPACTS.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at OPEN SESAME ain't 
reelin'!  LIFE IMPACTS' mad!   
     Warriors of SNOWBOUND unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Is it my 
imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  Are you 
as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUBBER DUCKIE 3194           11   4  1   124       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ON MY WAY 3378               28  17  1   120       OPEN SESAME (199)
 EXTRUSION 3617               18   6  0   104       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 TRASH CAN 3403               11   2  3    92       OPEN SESAME (199)
 CANTEX 3618                  13  11  1    91       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 C.H.S. 3616                  16   8  0    84       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 DOMJON 3554                  16  15  3    75       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 EVALON ELKHORN 3553          17  14  3    72       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 HOOPS 3623                    9   4  0    67       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MRS. VAUGHN 3614             21   3  0    66       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INGLEMORT JULS 3596           8  11  0    56       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 GOBERT HINNY 3552             9  23  2    52       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 PETRA QUORD 3577             10  16  0    50       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 KIRLA LORVIN 3621             7   7  0    42       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 NIGHT GAUNT 3632              4   3  0    41       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-C IS FOR COOKIE 3636          3   1  0    33       OPEN SESAME (199)
 DYLATH-LEEN 3629              7   2  0    31       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
-WINGED DEATH 1374             4  10  0    30       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
 LEERING SHANTAK 3631          4   4  1    29       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
 CASS DOLAN 3625               6   7  0    25       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALMOST HUMAN 3630             5   4  0    20       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
 THE BEATLES 3635              1   1  0    16       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

Congrats to DM Rubber Duckie who put the melt to me. -- Extrusion

Muh life impacts be doin' good, huh?  Yep. -- Smitty

Dylath-Leen -- I just loved sniffing fumes with you.  I always liked the ones who
could go a long, long time. -- Mrs Vaughn

Gobert -- It is amazing how much one can accomplish with a nice two-hand set shot. --
Hoops

Crip -- Me boy, yuh done real good with Duckie.  Yep. -- Smitty

Hoops -- That's about what I said when I saw who I would be facing.  Ouch. -- Gobert
Hinny

C.H.S. -- Comes from High Snow.  Brrr! -- Petra Quord

Domjon -- You could've taught me more skills. -- Inglemort Juls

Night Guant -- But you don't fight at night?  Why is that? -- Kirla Lorvin

Almost Human -- So?  Why does this make you any different from most gladiators? --
Cass Dolan
P.S.  At least in the eyes of those who don't fight on the sands.

Mrs. Vaugh -- You just haven't met the right guys. -- Kirla

Hoops -- But...I heard you humming, and you sure do bug me. -- Inglemort Juls

31 May 2008
Any and all who live in the 805 area, I would like for you to call me so we can get
together for BBQ's, softball games, and so on.  It has been a while since the last
get together (several years).  It was a blast and I am sure the next one will be
also.  We just have to do it.  All alliances are welcome.  Just because my warriors
leave your warrior beaten and bloody in defeat does not mean we can't have a beer or
five together.  I'll even buy the first round.  So call 805-588-3419 and ask for Dave
a.k.a. Misfit, former member of the Green and Purple Polka Dot Alliance (GAPPDA).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE BEATLES was bested by ALMOST HUMAN in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
RUBBER DUCKIE devastated CANTEX in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
ON MY WAY overcame DOMJON in a dull 6 minute veteran's match.
TRASH CAN was unbelievably bested by EXTRUSION in a 3 minute gory veteran's contest.
EVALON ELKHORN was luckily beaten by C.H.S. in a 2 minute master's competition.
HOOPS overpowered GOBERT HINNY in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
MRS. VAUGHN slimly won victory over PETRA QUORD in a 14 minute veteran's competition.
DYLATH-LEEN was vanquished by INGLEMORT JULS in a 3 minute gory uneven duel.
KIRLA LORVIN won victory over LEERING SHANTAK in a popular 3 minute duel.
CASS DOLAN was overpowered by NIGHT GAUNT in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    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     19 -  11 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  11 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   7 -  2      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       33 -  24 -  1      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|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 251 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 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  RUBBER DUCKIE 3194         11   4  1  124 OPEN SESAME (199)
TOTAL PARRY      ON MY WAY 3378             28  17  1  120 OPEN SESAME (199)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TRASH CAN 3403             11   2  3   92 OPEN SESAME (199)
BASHING ATTACK   CANTEX 3618                13  11  1   91 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
WALL OF STEEL    C.H.S. 3616                16   8  0   84 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
AIMED BLOW       DOMJON 3554                16  15  3   75 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
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 LEERING SHANTAK 3631.  The ten other most popular fighters were TRASH CAN 3403, 
INGLEMORT JULS 3596, C.H.S. 3616, NIGHT GAUNT 3632, THE BEATLES 3635, EVALON ELKHORN 
3553, RUBBER DUCKIE 3194, EXTRUSION 3617, HOOPS 3623, and DYLATH-LEEN 3629.

The least popular fighter this week was MRS. VAUGHN 3614.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PETRA QUORD 3577, DOMJON 3554, ON MY WAY 3378, CASS DOLAN 3625, 
GOBERT HINNY 3552, CANTEX 3618, ALMOST HUMAN 3630, KIRLA LORVIN 3621, DYLATH-LEEN 
3629, and HOOPS 3623.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RUBBER DUCKIE (50-3194) OPEN SESAME (199)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLV

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TRASH CAN 3403 (11-1-3)                8  3  0         OPEN SESAME          

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE BEATLES 3635 (1-0-0)               2  3  0         OPEN SESAME          

                         SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN MINNEAPOLIS!

Our summer FTF will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 18-20, 2008.  It will be 
held at the Holiday Inn Select Minneapolis/St. Paul in Blomington, MN, just down the 
street from the Mall of America, at 3 Appletree Square (952-854-9000).  Rooms are only 
$105.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 24-hour shuttle from the airport
and free shuttle service to the mall; free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guestrooms.  There is a large fitness center, jacuzzi, and indoor pool.  The 
rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are tons of 
restaurants nearby at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the hotel.  

Hotel info:  www.himspairport.com
Mall of America:  www.mallofamerica.com

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!