DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/24/2009    Duedate: 02/20/2009

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-259

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EXTRUSION
LIFE IMPACTS (395)
(50-3617) [24-8-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EXTRUSION                      POSITION IS EMPTY
LIFE IMPACTS (395)             
(50-3617) [24-8-0,104]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CASS DOLAN                     PETRA QUORD
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
(50-3625) [10-11-1,60]         (50-3577) [14-20-0,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LIFE IMPACTS (395)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LIFE IMPACTS (395)          40
2. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)           4      LIFE IMPACTS (395)
3. DRUID'S GROVE (292)          2      Unchartered Team

                                        (-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)       109  51  1 68.1   1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       13  2 0
 2/ 2 DRUID'S GROVE (292)      169 160 15 51.4   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        6  9 0
 3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       186 259  7 41.8   3/ 3 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       1  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 609): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 611): SETH of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 605): ZIRCON of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 607): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 606): AURELIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 604): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 597): CELADUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 593): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 591): KORIENELLEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 582): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 545): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 277): BOLI of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 258): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 472): MOSSIE ROCKTROLL of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 459): 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 436): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 207): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 404): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 382): RED COULTER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 498): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 609): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 611): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 605): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 607): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 606): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 604): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 597): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 593): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 591): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 582): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 545): DEVILED HAM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 577): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 258): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 472): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 459): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 436): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 207): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 404): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 382): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 498): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 610): CAELUM of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 604): BOSS of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
                            THULE of DARK CREATIONS (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 603): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 597): CELADUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 592): LUCRETIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 581): PATRICE of CHILDREN OF LLYR (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 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             MAGIC WAND of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             BOQ of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 471): TWIG LITE ZONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     How did I do that!?  Fluke!  Fluke, indeed.  I shall not be here long.  There
are two Challenger Champs awaiting challenges.  They are, of course, aimed blows.
Instead, they get avoids.  I don't expect to be here next time.  Good.  I won't have
to write a column.

     Extrusion

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of SNOWBOUND!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  C.H.S. caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested INGLEMORT JULS and was awarded 18 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, C.H.S. put down 
INGLEMORT JULS, causing him to lose 16 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has EXTRUSION in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this 
week it's proven its combat skill yet again.  Informants "close" to the city champion 
have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out! 
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  MIDDLE WAY 6 is feared.  This much 
I can say.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the 
better part of last week avoiding MIDDLE WAY 6.  Indeed it was LIFE IMPACTS.  Loose 
talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many 
fighters are after PETRA QUORD.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EXTRUSION 3617               24   8  0   104       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 C.H.S. 3616                  20  12  0    97       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 DOMJON 3554                  19  20  3    96       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MRS. VAUGHN 3614             27   5  0    86       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 PETRA QUORD 3577             14  20  0    82       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 KIRLA LORVIN 3621            12  10  0    79       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 INGLEMORT JULS 3596          13  14  0    78       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOOPS 3623                   13   8  0    71       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOBERT HINNY 3552            10  30  2    62       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 CASS DOLAN 3625              10  11  1    60       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 '69 DODGE CHARGER 3653        2   0  0    12       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All, I was vroom, vroom, vroom before there was ever a vroom, vroom, vroom! -- 69
Dodge Charger

     A likely story!

Petra Quord -- Some like 'em small. I like the big ones. -- Mrs. Vaughn

Cass -- I won that one on pure defense, wouldn't you say? -- Hoops

Domjon -- How could that ever have happened?! -- A Puzzled Extrusion

     Inattention.

Gobert -- Goooooooooooooo Bulldogs! -- C. H. S.

Wow!  Gotta 5-0?  My team is red hot! -- Smitty

Mrs. Vaughn -- There are times when you annoy the heck out of me, but you are a good
teacher.  Thanks. -- Petra Quord

Hoops -- Yeah, that's what I said.  I was coming out, someone called my name from the
stands and I glanced up, I tripped, said "Hoops!" and you creamed me. -- Cass Dolan,
feeling like whipped cream

     Watch it, boy.  No kinky here!

I know the Commission calls him a Khalhums Dwarf, but he looks to ME like he comes
from Ikhazdur. -- Inglemort Juls
P.S.  Which didn't stop him from getting his clock cleaned.  Clean clocks are
important.

     This is true.  Clean clocks keep good time.

C.H.S. -- "Cut Him Sharply"?  Ouch. -- Gobert Hinny

Hmm.  A Convicted Assassin.  Should I be insulted?  I hope not, that takes too much
energy. -- Kirla Lorvin

Mrs. Vaughn -- (simper)  Aw, shucks, ma'am, 'twern't nothing. -- Gobert Hinny

     Gag me.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MRS. VAUGHN slimly won victory over PETRA QUORD in a 8 minute Challenge fight.
C.H.S. handily defeated INGLEMORT JULS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
EXTRUSION bested DOMJON in a 2 minute veteran's Title contest.
KIRLA LORVIN luckily beat M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 8 minute bloody match.
HOOPS vanquished GOBERT HINNY in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
CASS DOLAN overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
'69 DODGE CHARGER overcame KARNHORN DESERTER in a 2 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         TOTAL PARRY       34 -  17 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  12 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  11 -  2      48  |
|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 259 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      EXTRUSION 3617             24   8  0  104 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
WALL OF STEEL    C.H.S. 3616                20  12  0   97 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 PETRA QUORD 3577.  The ten other most popular fighters were DOMJON 3554, HOOPS 
3623, C.H.S. 3616, EXTRUSION 3617, GOBERT HINNY 3552, CASS DOLAN 3625, INGLEMORT JULS 
3596, KIRLA LORVIN 3621, '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, KIRLA LORVIN 3621, INGLEMORT JULS 3596, 
CASS DOLAN 3625, GOBERT HINNY 3552, EXTRUSION 3617, C.H.S. 3616, HOOPS 3623, DOMJON 
3554, and PETRA QUORD 3577.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLII