DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/13/2009    Duedate: 07/10/2009

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-264

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ON MY WAY
OPEN SESAME (199)
(50-3378) [31-17-1,138]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ON MY WAY                      AL CAPONE
OPEN SESAME (199)              CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
(50-3378) [31-17-1,138]        (50-3656) [4-1-1,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CASS DOLAN                     AL CAPONE
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
(50-3625) [11-15-1,63]         (50-3656) [4-1-1,42]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CRIMINAL MINDS (398)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OPEN SESAME (199)           32
2. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)          27      LIFE IMPACTS (395)
3. CRIMINAL MINDS (398)        21      Unchartered Team
4. DRUID'S GROVE (292)         12
5. LIFE IMPACTS (395)          -1      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)      20   5  2 80.0   1/ 1*CRIMINAL MINDS (398)     12  3 2
 2/ 2 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       127  58  1 68.6   2/ 2 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       10  5 0
 3/ 0 OPEN SESAME (199)        363 225 22 61.7   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        4 11 0
 4/ 3 DRUID'S GROVE (292)      172 162 15 51.5   4/ 0 OPEN SESAME (199)         3  2 0
 5/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       194 276  7 41.3   5/ 4 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       2  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 619): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 621): CARLOTTA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 615): NECROPALYSE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 617): MAREY D'NUIT of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 616): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 614): ARCHIPPUS of TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 307): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 607): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 603): ANDRONICUS of THE REPUBLIC (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): PITT of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 592): MURSKAN PATRIOT of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 555): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): JUSTICE FOR ALL of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 263): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 482): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 469): VIKI of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 449): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 446): OCTAVIA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 212): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 410): LIRINI TYL VARIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): JAGINRU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 392): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (NON, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 508): AIN GOBLINBANE of ECCENTRIC DWARVES (Banthius, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 619): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 621): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 615): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 617): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 616): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 614): TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 307): ODIN'S CHOSEN (Heathen Hatebred, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 607): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 603): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 592): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 555): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 262): CRIMINAL MINDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 482): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 469): ANDORIA (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 449): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 446): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 212): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 410): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 392): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 508): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 615): NECROPALYSE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
                          MANKILLER of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 606): CALLISTO of VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): CHOLERA of PESTILENCE (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): PITT of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 554): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): NIKKO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                 (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
                             BLACKENED of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
                 (turn 274): KILLING JOKE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 468): ACIDULOUS of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 409): MORO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): JAGINRU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     "We'll be true to the school that we loved so well "....
     Yep, good old Cannelton High School and those Bulldogs.  Some great years they
were from 1959 through 1963.
     Eighty-one started in the Freshman class with 42 graduating.  Not bad at all for
what was then the "impoverished county" in Indiana.  Pretty intimidating for us eight
kids going to the "big" public school after a secluded life in the Catholic grade
school.  All eight of us graduated high school, though.
     The three-storied school, having been added on, and the band room/cafeteria,
with classes above, still stand today.  So does the high school gymnasium which was
above the fire station in the community center in the middle of this town of 1800.  A
new gym, though, has been built next to the high school.  Progress.
     Through all the consolidations, Cannelton, a Southern Indiana, Ohio River City
has remained independent.  The high school is now the 2nd smallest in Indiana, with
29 graduates last year.
     Yep.  It was an interesting time.  "We'll be true to the school that we loved so
well ...."
     C.H.S., Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in SNOWBOUND!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for INGLEMORT JULS?  
MIDDLE WAY 6's proud of him after beating MRS. VAUGHN and getting 30 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  LETTER B's match with MA BARKER cost it a loss of 6 points!  
And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome 
ON MY WAY.  Aren't OPEN SESAME proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the Duelmaster really being a 
real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  DRUID'S GROVE 
was the most avoided team.  Is a 172-162-15 record really that scary?  I don't know 
what LIFE IMPACTS' been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights 
from DRUID'S GROVE, that's fer sher.  Like, is DOMJON popular, or what?  He was 
challenged the most in all of SNOWBOUND!  He's got a 22-22-3, is that good?  People 
were asking me did HOOPS REALLY challenge DOMJON?  (all right, maybe they didn't, but 
it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but DOMJON wants me to 
write about it since he defeated HOOPS.  Satisfied?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All SNOWBOUND ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to 
hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ON MY WAY 3378               31  17  1   138       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INGLEMORT JULS 3596          17  15  0   119       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 DOMJON 3554                  22  22  3   111       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 C.H.S. 3616                  23  14  0   100       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 MRS. VAUGHN 3614             31   6  0    99       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 EXTRUSION 3617               28   9  0    99       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 PETRA QUORD 3577             15  24  0    96       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KIRLA LORVIN 3621            14  13  0    88       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 HOOPS 3623                   16  10  0    75       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 GOBERT HINNY 3552            10  35  2    67       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 C IS FOR COOKIE 3636          5   1  0    66       OPEN SESAME (199)
 CASS DOLAN 3625              11  15  1    63       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AL CAPONE 3656                4   1  1    42       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
 LORRAINE BOBBITT 3657         5   0  0    41       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN DILLINGER 3654           4   1  1    31       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
 MA BARKER 3655                4   1  0    31       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
 THE BEATLES 3635              2   3  0    29       OPEN SESAME (199)
 '69 DODGE CHARGER 3653        6   1  0    28       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TED BUNDY 3658                3   2  0    18       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
 BERT & ERNIE 3648             1   0  0    14       OPEN SESAME (199)
 LETTER B 3647                 1   1  0     7       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

Petra -- Tired of the same old people?  No.  Why, I am a very loyal sort. -- Mrs.
Vaughn

Gobert -- I LIKE my letters.  Don't you like yours? -- C.H.S.

C.H.S. -- Y'all done did it!  Yup!  Salutes 'n all. -- Smitty

Al Capone -- You had my tires slashed, you criminal! -- 69 Dodge Charger

Gobert Hinny -- Do you like my letters?  Or are you just a sore loser? -- Extrusion

Domjon -- You paid the refs.  I am sure of it! -- Hoops

Scribe -- In the regional news under top teams, you've gat a question mark as
Ccriminal Minds manager.  I wish for it to be duely noted that I, Sir Black Guard, am
the manager of Criminal Minds. -- Sir Black Guard

     So noted, and thank you for the information. -- the Scribe

'69 Dodge Charger -- That was a fine ride.  Next time I'll let you drive (maybe). --
Al Capone

Donniegil Noble -- Be on the look out for a lady in a red dress.  She can be the
death of you. -- John Dillinger

C.H.S. -- The gods be praised.  I didn't have a THING to say. -- Inglemort Juls

Mrs. Vaughn -- What a surprise. -- Petra Quord

Wow, a Kung-Fu Master.  Where do they FIND these guys? -- Cass Dolan

     Through an employment agency, of course. -- Arenamistress Tora

Oh, gods, another Kung-Fu Master.  Or the same one again.  They all look alike to me.
-- Kirla Lorvin

Extrusion -- Extrude that tongue at me again and I'm likely to have a tongue
sandwich. -- Gobert Hinny
P.S.  What a repellent concept.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EXTRUSION outwaited PETRA QUORD in a crowd boring 9 minute master's Challenge fight.
HOOPS was demolished by DOMJON in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
'69 DODGE CHARGER unbelievably bested TED BUNDY in a 4 minute gory Challenge contest.
C.H.S. was savagely defeated by ON MY WAY in a 8 minute bloody master's Title match.
MRS. VAUGHN was vanquished by INGLEMORT JULS in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
CASS DOLAN was beaten by KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
KIRLA LORVIN savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a action packed 6 minute melee.
GOBERT HINNY was vanquished by C IS FOR COOKIE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JOHN DILLINGER lost to AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 4 minute gory duel.
AL CAPONE savagely defeated THE BEATLES in a action packed 7 minute gory match.
LORRAINE BOBBITT defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute match.
LETTER B was demolished by MA BARKER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BERT & ERNIE devastated KARNHORN DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   1 -  0      90  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   2 -  2      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  10 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       30 -  19 -  0      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  10 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 264 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         3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         5  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  4         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ON MY WAY 3378             31  17  1  138 OPEN SESAME (199)
AIMED BLOW       INGLEMORT JULS 3596        17  15  0  119 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
WALL OF STEEL    C.H.S. 3616                23  14  0  100 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
BASHING ATTACK   C IS FOR COOKIE 3636        5   1  0   66 OPEN SESAME (199)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    AL CAPONE 3656              4   1  1   42 CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
SLASHING ATTACK  LORRAINE BOBBITT 3657       5   0  0   41 CRIMINAL MINDS (398)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 AL CAPONE 3656.  The ten other most popular fighters were DOMJON 3554, KIRLA 
LORVIN 3621, THE BEATLES 3635, C.H.S. 3616, TED BUNDY 3658, INGLEMORT JULS 3596, 
LORRAINE BOBBITT 3657, BERT & ERNIE 3648, HOOPS 3623, and CASS DOLAN 3625.

The least popular fighter this week was EXTRUSION 3617.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ON MY WAY 3378, LETTER B 3647, GOBERT HINNY 3552, MRS. VAUGHN 3614, '69 
DODGE CHARGER 3653, MA BARKER 3655, JOHN DILLINGER 3654, C IS FOR COOKIE 3636, PETRA 
QUORD 3577, and CASS DOLAN 3625.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ON MY WAY (50-3378) OPEN SESAME (199)
DOMJON (50-3554) DRUID'S GROVE (292)

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be an eastern one this time, located in Cleveland, Ohio  on July 
17-19, 2009.  It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville, OH, at 15471 
Royalton Rd (440-238-8800).  Rooms are only $95.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  

There is a free shuttle from the airport, free parking, and free high-speed wireless 
internet in all guestrooms ($3/day in public space).  The hotel has an indoor pool, 
pool table, and hockey, and a fitness center.   The hotel is located 1/2 mile from the 
largest mall in Northeast Ohio, with indoor minigolf and pottery painting, and right 
next door to Iceland Arena, which offers open skate and skate rental.  They also have 
four bikes on property available for checkout, as the Metro parks are next door as 
well.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are 
many restaurants and nightspots nearby and at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the 
hotel.  

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!