DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/21/2009    Duedate: 04/17/2009

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-261

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

INGLEMORT JULS
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
(50-3596) [15-14-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

INGLEMORT JULS                 MA BARKER
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
(50-3596) [15-14-0,112]        (50-3655) [2-0-0,19]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CASS DOLAN                     C.H.S.
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             LIFE IMPACTS (395)
(50-3625) [11-12-1,72]         (50-3616) [21-13-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LIFE IMPACTS (395)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)          48
2. CRIMINAL MINDS (398)        27      LIFE IMPACTS (395)
3. DRUID'S GROVE (292)          5      Unchartered Team
4. LIFE IMPACTS (395)         -26
                                       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*CRIMINAL MINDS (398)       8   2  0 80.0   1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       13  2 0
 2/ 2 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       117  53  1 68.8   2/ 3*CRIMINAL MINDS (398)      8  2 0
 3/ 3 DRUID'S GROVE (292)      170 161 15 51.4   3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        6  9 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       190 265  7 41.8   4/ 4 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 614): HEMPEN JIG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 616): PYTHAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 610): REDTHORN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 612): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 610): ZALMAN ARVO of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 608): BART SIMPSON of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 304): MANKILLER of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 601): DAISY CHAINS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 598): LUCIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 596): KORIENELLEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 587): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 549): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 279): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 274): KODIAK of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 260): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 477): IN HIDING of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 464): RAZOR XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 444): GAROK of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 440): DOOMSDAY DEVICE of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 209): MALUS S'PROUT of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 399): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 386): DANNI ROGERS of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 502): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 614): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 616): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 610): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 612): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 610): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 608): ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 304): STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 601): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 302): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 598): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 596): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 587): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 549): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 578): MIKES HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 274): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 260): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 477): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 464): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 444): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 440): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 209): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 399): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 386): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 502): DO IT AGAIN et al (Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 616): PYTHAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           CORIANELLE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 610): REDTHORN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
                            ZIRCON of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 612): CRICKET of LEGENDS (Hombre, mgr.)
                           STINGING NETTLE of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
               (turn 611): ONDO FLEUR of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 608): BART SIMPSON of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                (turn 607): GULF COAST D of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 598): DEE T. EMTER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 597): SNOWFLAKE of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 596): KORIENELLEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 549): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 274): KILLING JOKE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                 (turn 273): RED DRAGON of CHAOTIX BEASTS (Rillion, mgr.)
                             JETHRO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 464): RAZOR XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 209): MALUS S'PROUT of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 208): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 405): KOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 386): SHANNA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                               CHELBAGHEERA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

                                    EXTRUSION
Extrusion is a process used to create objects of a fixed cross-sectional profile.  A
material is pushed or drawn through a die of the desired cross-section.  The two main
advantages of this process over other manufacturing processes is its ability to
create very complex cross-sections and work materials that are brittle, because the
material only encounters compressive and shear stresses.  It also forms finished
parts with an excellent surface finish.
     Extrusion may be continuous (theoretically producing indefinitely long material)
or semi-continuous (producing many pieces).  The extrusion process can be done with
the material hot or cold.
     Commonly extruded materials include metals, polymers, ceramics, and foodstuffs.
     The boss started his career, as a Co-op Engineer, involved with the extrusion of
plastics (styrene and ABS) making breaker strips for lighting, accessories for
refrigerators, and plastic pipe.  That was a long, long time ago.

          Your Favorite DM, Extrusion

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of SNOWBOUND!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  PETRA QUORD caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested C.H.S. and was awarded 19 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, PETRA QUORD put down 
C.H.S., causing it to lose 18 points of recognition in the process.  This time 
victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail INGLEMORT JULS, Duelmaster of 
SNOWBOUND!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in SNOWBOUND seem to 
feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city SNOWBOUND.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  MIDDLE WAY 6 is feared.  This much I can say.  Apparently 
the stalwarts of LIFE IMPACTS are catching the bulk of jests down at the challenging 
board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  KIRLA LORVIN take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in SNOWBOUND.  I can not but mention with disdain the name of MRS. VAUGHN who 
this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 9 points below in the rankings.  I 
thought MRS. VAUGHN showed great skill and promise when she subdued KIRLA LORVIN.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in SNOWBOUND.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  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                  
 INGLEMORT JULS 3596          15  14  0   112       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETRA QUORD 3577             15  21  0   104       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 DOMJON 3554                  20  21  3    93       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 MRS. VAUGHN 3614             29   5  0    92       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 C.H.S. 3616                  21  13  0    90       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 EXTRUSION 3617               25   9  0    84       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 KIRLA LORVIN 3621            12  12  0    83       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 HOOPS 3623                   15   8  0    80       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 CASS DOLAN 3625              11  12  1    72       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOBERT HINNY 3552            10  32  2    64       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 '69 DODGE CHARGER 3653        4   0  0    20       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 MA BARKER 3655                2   0  0    19       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
 JOHN DILLINGER 3654           2   0  0    17       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
 AL CAPONE 3656                1   1  0    17       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
 LORRAINE BOBBITT 3657         2   0  0    16       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
 TED BUNDY 3658                1   1  0    10       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

15-0?!  How can this ole boy stop runnin'? -- Smitty

Domjon?  One minute?  The Bulldogs roared?!  This will be interesting to dissect. --
C.H.S.

Kirla Lorvin -- Good try, I guess. -- Extrusion

Gobert Hinny -- How'd you like my three-point shot? -- Hoops

Petra, Petra, Petra, this is getting to be really nice.  Perhaps I am becoming too
comfortable with you. -- Mrs. Vaughn

Al Capone -- I beat you?!  I didn't mean it.  Really, I didn't!  I'm sorry. -- 69
Dodge Charger

     Cement overshoes for you, bub!

Blackguard -- Welcome to the snow, y'all.  Hope ya like it here.  Yup. -- Smitty,
Life Impacts

Mrs. Vaughn -- Not today, okay?  I have a headache. -- Petra Quord

Extrusion -- If that's what makes your socks roll up and down. -- Kirla Lorvin

A Veteran Mercenary?  Hot dog!  JUST the person I wanted to face today. -- Inglemort
Juls

Hoops -- If you say so. -- Gobert Hinny

And a civilized encounter with M. Chardinee. -- Cass Dolan

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HOOPS bested CASS DOLAN in a 2 minute master's Challenge fight.
MRS. VAUGHN outwaited KIRLA LORVIN in a monotonous 9 minute expert's Challenge battle.
'69 DODGE CHARGER unbelievably bested TED BUNDY in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
EXTRUSION was overpowered by INGLEMORT JULS in a 2 minute mismatched Title match.
C.H.S. lost to PETRA QUORD in a exciting 6 minute master's fight.
DOMJON devastated GOBERT HINNY in a action packed 1 minute one-sided competition.
JOHN DILLINGER won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute beginner's duel.
MA BARKER vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
AL CAPONE won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's fight.
LORRAINE BOBBITT beat CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute novice's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       34 -  16 -  0      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  10 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   9 -  0      10  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 261 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:

AIMED BLOW         2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         5  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       INGLEMORT JULS 3596        15  14  0  112 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
TOTAL PARRY      MRS. VAUGHN 3614           29   5  0   92 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
WALL OF STEEL    C.H.S. 3616                21  13  0   90 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 C.H.S. 3616.  The ten other most popular fighters were INGLEMORT JULS 3596, PETRA 
QUORD 3577, CASS DOLAN 3625, DOMJON 3554, MA BARKER 3655, AL CAPONE 3656, HOOPS 3623, 
JOHN DILLINGER 3654, LORRAINE BOBBITT 3657, and KIRLA LORVIN 3621.

The least popular fighter this week was MRS. VAUGHN 3614.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were '69 DODGE CHARGER 3653, TED BUNDY 3658, GOBERT HINNY 3552, 
EXTRUSION 3617, KIRLA LORVIN 3621, LORRAINE BOBBITT 3657, JOHN DILLINGER 3654, HOOPS 
3623, AL CAPONE 3656, and MA BARKER 3655.