DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/27/2008    Duedate: 01/23/2009

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-258

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EXTRUSION
LIFE IMPACTS (395)
(50-3617) [23-8-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EXTRUSION                      POSITION IS EMPTY
LIFE IMPACTS (395)             
(50-3617) [23-8-0,101]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CASS DOLAN                     CASS DOLAN
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
(50-3625) [9-11-1,53]          (50-3625) [9-11-1,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LIFE IMPACTS (395)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LIFE IMPACTS (395)          38
2. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)          19      LIFE IMPACTS (395)
3. DREAMS OF KADATH (181)       0      Unchartered Team
4. DRUID'S GROVE (292)         -4
                                       DARQUE FORCES (326)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       104  51  1 67.1   1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       12  3 0
 2/ 2 DRUID'S GROVE (292)      169 159 15 51.5   2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        4 11 0
 3- 3 DREAMS OF KADATH (181)    58  63  1 47.9   3/ 2 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       3  1 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       184 256  7 41.8   4- 4 DREAMS OF KADATH (181)    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 607): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 609): INVENTOR OF PAIN of THE PAIN GANG (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 603): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 605): ONDO FLEUR of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 604): THE RED BARON of DEATH INCARNATE (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 602): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 591): WAR EAGLE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 580): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): BOLI of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): DOMJON of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 470): ELLYN GRUNE of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 457): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 434): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): POP KHAN of MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 402): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 380): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 496): GOLEM of THE PHILANTROPHISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 606): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 609): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 603): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 605): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 604): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 602): IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 591): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 580): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): IRE OF BROGUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 470): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 457): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 464): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 402): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 380): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 496): TRECK PEOPLE et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): BIG SHRIMP of ICE AGE (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 603): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): GOLD BULLION of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          CHROME CRIMPER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 591): WAR EAGLE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          MYSTIC MIRAGE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 580): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
                           BRENNA of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): SELINSIA of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): AUNTY ENTITY of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                             FOLMOR GRIGG of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): STITCHES of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
                                   FLICKED BOOGERS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 434): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
                            HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt SNOWBOUND will ever be the same.  And let's see, INGLEMORT JULS fought 
KHALHUMS DWARF and gained 13 points and contributed to MIDDLE WAY 6's 2-3-0.  CASS 
DOLAN has lost to HOOPS, falling 5 points, while helping make MIDDLE WAY 6 a 2-3-0 
turn.  And all eyes were on EXTRUSION this turn as it ascended to the throne of 
Duelmaster.  SNOWBOUND has a new victor!  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard 
from unimpeachable sources that The Victory Tavern uses trolls in their stew.  Talk 
about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the MIDDLE WAY 6 stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on SNOWBOUND, what are you afraid of?  And guess who 
avoided MIDDLE WAY 6 stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was LIFE IMPACTS.  
Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was MIDDLE WAY 6's warrior 
PETRA QUORD.  More fighters challenged her than challenged the Duelmaster!  MRS. 
VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS had better have a good reason for challenging down 9 points in 
a challenge which she won.  I thought MRS. VAUGHN showed great skill and promise when 
she beat PETRA QUORD.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that SNOWBOUND 
has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in SNOWBOUND and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EXTRUSION 3617               23   8  0   101       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOMJON 3554                  19  19  3    94       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 INGLEMORT JULS 3596          13  13  0    94       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MRS. VAUGHN 3614             26   5  0    83       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 C.H.S. 3616                  19  12  0    79       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 PETRA QUORD 3577             14  19  0    76       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 KIRLA LORVIN 3621            11  10  0    73       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOBERT HINNY 3552            10  29  2    61       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOOPS 3623                   12   8  0    59       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASS DOLAN 3625               9  11  1    53       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-DYLATH-LEEN 3629             10   3  0    47       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
-ALMOST HUMAN 3630             8   5  0    44       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
-NIGHT GAUNT 3632              4   7  0    37       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WINGED DEATH 1374             4  10  0    30       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 '69 DODGE CHARGER 3653        1   0  0     8       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LEERING SHANTAK 3631    5  6 1 DREAMS OF KADATH 181 CASS DOLAN 3625       254  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Uh, Domjon, just to make it clear; I am NOT challenging. -- Extrusion

Kirla Lorvin -- On the other hand, I had fun on our "date".  (snicker) -- Extrusion

Gobert, Gobert, Gobert, you make me feel so goooood! -- Ms. Vaughn

Inglemort Juls -- I thank you for my very last win.  Sayanora. -- Cantex

Petra Quord -- I am just not so good in overtime. -- Hoops

Domjon -- Blammo!  I challenged YOU?  (No wonder my school is getting smaller and
smaller.) -- C.H.S.

Cantex -- Oh, gods, not today, okay?  It's been one of Those months. -- Inglemort
Juls

Extrusion -- Damn.  I guess I should consider it an art, snatching defeat from the
jaws of victory like that. -- Kirla Lorvin

Mrs. Vaughn -- You're too much for me. -- Gobert Hinny

Hoops -- Fortunately, I got a good night's sleep last night. -- Petra Quord
P.S.  Although I could have snatched a few hours during our fight, I suppose.

Dangerous Crimina?  Pshaw. -- Cass Dolan

Smitty and Life Impacts -- You mean arenas are supposed to have more than a dozen
gladiators?  Why, I know some that have only SIX. -- Jorja, Middle Way

A salute to all Snowbounders who fought in the tourney. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MRS. VAUGHN slimly won victory over PETRA QUORD in a 10 minute Challenge fight.
HOOPS subdued CASS DOLAN in a exciting 3 minute Challenge melee.
DOMJON was defeated by EXTRUSION in a 4 minute bloody master's Title duel.
INGLEMORT JULS overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
C.H.S. devastated GOBERT HINNY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KIRLA LORVIN outwaited CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 7 minute bloody match.
'69 DODGE CHARGER luckily beat KARNHORN DESERTER in a 4 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  19 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  13 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -   5 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   9 -  0      10  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 258 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      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         5  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      EXTRUSION 3617             23   8  0  101 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
WALL OF STEEL    C.H.S. 3616                19  12  0   79 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 CASS DOLAN 3625.  The ten other most popular fighters were PETRA QUORD 3577, 
KIRLA LORVIN 3621, DOMJON 3554, INGLEMORT JULS 3596, HOOPS 3623, C.H.S. 3616, 
EXTRUSION 3617, GOBERT HINNY 3552, '69 DODGE CHARGER 3653, and MRS. VAUGHN 3614.

The least popular fighter this week was MRS. VAUGHN 3614.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were '69 DODGE CHARGER 3653, GOBERT HINNY 3552, EXTRUSION 3617, 
C.H.S. 3616, HOOPS 3623, INGLEMORT JULS 3596, DOMJON 3554, KIRLA LORVIN 3621, PETRA 
QUORD 3577, and CASS DOLAN 3625.

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next Winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2009.  It will be 
held at the Fiesta Resort in Tempe, AZ at 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, 85282
(480-967-1441).  Rooms are only $139.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 
24-hour shuttle from the airport, free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guest rooms.  There is a fitness center with cardiovascular and weight-lifting 
equipment, a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, with poolside beverage delivery.  They 
have a bustling happy hour in the Kachina lounge, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
There are tons of restaurants nearby at the Mall, a Denny's across the street, and 
several fast food options nearby as well, as well as a restaurant in the hotel with 
room service.  

If you arrive early or stay late, don't forget that there is excellent golfing in 
the Phoenix area, with several championship courses nearby.  Winter is an excellent 
time to explore Arizona with a trip to the Grand Canyon or Sedona or any of our 
other scenic sites across the state.  

Hotel info:  http://www.fiestainnresort.com

The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  

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!