DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/03/2009    Duedate: 10/30/2009

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-268

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MRS. VAUGHN
LIFE IMPACTS (395)
(50-3614) [34-7-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOOPS                          LORRAINE BOBBITT
LIFE IMPACTS (395)             CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
(50-3623) [20-10-0,111]        (50-3657) [7-2-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CASS DOLAN                     ACCELERANDO
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             DARQUE FORCES II (348)
(50-3625) [13-17-1,100]        (50-3650) [0-1-0,3]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LIFE IMPACTS (395)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE FORCES II (348)      52
2. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)          29      LIFE IMPACTS (395)
3. LIFE IMPACTS (395)          14      Unchartered Team
4. CRIMINAL MINDS (398)       -12
                                       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       141  64  1 68.8   1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       10  5 0
 2/ 2*CRIMINAL MINDS (398)      28  17  3 62.2   2/ 2*CRIMINAL MINDS (398)      7  8 1
 3/ 0 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    52  51  5 50.5   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        6  9 0
 4/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       202 288  7 41.2   4/ 0 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    3  2 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 628): BLHU MURTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 630): KISSA BELLE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 624): QRYSYS of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 626): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 620): URSILA VINE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 622): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 311): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 615): COLOSSUS of X-MEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 309): ULTHAR STORMHELM of THE STORM GUARDS (The Icelord)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 612): MARCELLUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 610): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 601): BRENDAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 563): ELOWAN of OBSCURE LORE (Tigtoad, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 286): YUMALESCA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 281): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 267): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 491): AIRSLICER DAN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 478): CLOUDGAZER of EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 458): HEADING SOUTH of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 454): CHIANA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 216): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 418): DIENEKES of GATES OF FIRE (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 409): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 400): DANNI ROGERS of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 516): MIMOSA of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 628): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 630): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 624): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 626): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 620): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 622): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 311): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 615): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 309): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 612): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 610): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 601): SHINING PATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 563): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 285): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 281): THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 267): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 491): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 478): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 458): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 454): TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 216): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 418): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 409): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 400): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 516): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 627): SEA LEGS of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 624): STEWIE GRIFFIN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 310): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 615): COLOSSUS of X-MEN (?, mgr.)
              (turn 614): LIME of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          GLAUCO of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 612): MARCELLUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
                          HERON of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 563): ELOWAN of OBSCURE LORE (Tigtoad, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 281): SPECTRE of GOTHIC MINISTRY (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
                     (turn 280): KODIAK of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 267): PETRA QUORD of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
                              EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 265): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 491): AIRSLICER DAN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 417): LIRINI TYL VARIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 399): RED COULTER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Okay, so now I am Duelmistress.  Hah.  I have not been much of a mistress for a
lot of years!  But I can still teach Literature and Latin and that language called
English.  I can.
     Well, I want to take this column and give some kudos to Extrusion, now Lord
Protector Extrusion, who is a four-time Duelmaster himself.  He became LP at 29-11-0.
He was born 12-19-13-10-17-5-8 and has a lot of what are called "bumps".  Is that
sort of like acne?  He has no idea as to his faves, but doesn't believe that 1/64/7
with the Broadsword qualifies.  When he trained skills, which was seldom, he learned
at a 2.07 skill/turn rate.  Getting his adex parry (his only rating) is probably what
got him the Lord Protectorship.  He is looking forward to a grand retirement.
     As to me, I just might be around for a while.  My life insurance is, however,
all paid up.  33-7 isn't a bad record at all, but I just might be able to do better.
We will see.
     No kudos to the crass and dangerous Ma Barker, who killed my teammate 69 Dodge
Charger.  I am MAD.  Now it is back to walking for me.  Those Criminals WILL pay.
     Come and get me.  I like the company.
          Mrs. Vaughn, Duelmistress

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of SNOWBOUND!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  WHISTLIN' DIXIE caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested MA BARKER and was 
awarded 28 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, GOBERT 
HINNY put down LORRAINE BOBBITT, causing her to lose 7 points of recognition in the 
process.  Unwilling to wait upon the will of others, Duelmaster MRS. VAUGHN 
challenged KIRLA LORVIN last week in a match to decide the fate of the throne.  
Although KIRLA LORVIN made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign 
of victorious MRS. VAUGHN.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in 
duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In SNOWBOUND "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when 
this week's challenge seeking began.  CRIMINAL MINDS 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 CRIMINAL MINDS.  Indeed it was LIFE IMPACTS.  Mighty fighters 
cannot but expect competition from those below.  PETRA QUORD take warning!  You have 
more than a few enemies in SNOWBOUND.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  I must report the passing of MA BARKER, veteran of 
many duels.  5-4-1 final record Hers was not illustrious--but death plays no 
favorites.  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!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MRS. VAUGHN 3614             34   7  0   110       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOOPS 3623                   20  10  0   111       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 CASS DOLAN 3625              13  17  1   100       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 KIRLA LORVIN 3621            16  15  0    99       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INGLEMORT JULS 3596          18  18  0    88       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 GOBERT HINNY 3552            12  37  2    83       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565          6   2  2    66       DARQUE FORCES II (348)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORRAINE BOBBITT 3657         7   2  0    53       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
 JOHN DILLINGER 3654           6   3  1    44       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TED BUNDY 3658                6   3  0    32       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
 AL CAPONE 3656                4   5  1    32       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
 KLYMENESTRA 3620              2   1  0    26       DARQUE FORCES II (348)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 4-H 3670                      2   0  0    17       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 FORTISSIMO 3633               1   0  0     5       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 ACCELERANDO 3650              0   1  0     3       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 ST. MICHAEL 3671              0   1  0     1       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MA BARKER 3655          5  4 1 CRIMINAL MINDS 398   WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565  268   
ALLEGRO 3651            0  1 0 DARQUE FORCES II 348 TROLLHUNTER           268  NONE
'69 DODGE CHARGE 3653   8  2 0 LIFE IMPACTS 395     MA BARKER 3655        267   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ma Barker -- You dangerous-like meanie, that sure did seem to be one of those
intentional kills.  A challenge, some sugar in the gas tank, and one beautiful but
kaput 60 Dodge Charger.  Vroom, vroom, zippo!  I'd like to say it was a monumental
beauty, but it sure seemed to take a lot of shop work.  After all, a 13-17-15-3-16-
12-8 TP, hosed in damage, needs a lot of paint and tunin'!  But he was mine, and I
ain't too happy. -- Coach

Kirla -- What the heck, I had fun.  I did. -- Extrusion

Petra -- I had to go after you.  Now I may be an old hag, but I am THE hag! -- Mrs.
Vaughn

Cass Dolan -- Well, everything worked out well for me and Mrs. Vaughn, and Extrusion.
Yay! -- Hoops

Embezzling Scribe -- You should not have tried to scam me. -- 4-H

Gobert -- I LOVE ginger snaps.  My favorite cookie--after Gingerbread men.  (wink) --
Mrs. Vaughn

And  a big hip, hip, hurrah for Petra Quord, Lord Protector.  Yes! -- Coach and The
Life Impacts

Life Impacts -- We at "Criminal Minds" Mourn for '69 Dodge Charger  He was one joyous
ride. -- Sir Black Guard, mgr. Criminal Minds

Somebody Please recapture that orc. -- Al Capone

The Spirit of '69 Dodge Charger -- I'll miss you.  *sob sob* -- Ma Barker

Extrusion -- Still here?  Where did we get the idea you'd left already?  Wishful
thinking, probably.  Oh, well. -- Kirla Lorvin

Hoops -- You should go work on the sports pavilion, too. -- Cass Dolan

Mrs. Vaughn -- On the whole, I'm glad to be handing off to you, especially as I see
now that I'm graduating.  Not leaving, mind.  Go to the Isle?  I hear it gets above
freezing there just about every day!  Horrible. -- Petra Quord

The Kung-Fu Master is always turning up.  Tedious of him, especially given his
penchant for winning.  That's quite unnecessary. -- Gobert Hinny

The Venomous Concubine was a lot of fun, but I can't say I cared much for the program
of antidote shots afterward. -- Inglemort Juls

Oh, gods, Born to Scum.  Very low/very low, with a battle axe.  How thrilling. --
Petra Quord

Lorraine Bobbitt -- They are?  Well get them back on, then!  The very idea! -- Cass
Dolan

Our congratulations to Extrusion. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ALLEGRO was butchered by TROLLHUNTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MRS. VAUGHN outwaited KIRLA LORVIN in a 8 minute veteran's Challenge Title duel.
HOOPS overcame CASS DOLAN in a action packed 3 minute veteran's Challenge match.
EXTRUSION viciously subdued PETRA QUORD in a 15 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
INGLEMORT JULS devastated KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven brawl.
GOBERT HINNY overpowered LORRAINE BOBBITT in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
TED BUNDY was defeated by CAPTURED ORC in a action packed 1 minute melee.
WHISTLIN' DIXIE slaughtered MA BARKER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
JOHN DILLINGER overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven duel.
AL CAPONE was defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute fight.
4-H beat ACCELERANDO in a popular 2 minute novice's melee.
KLYMENESTRA demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FORTISSIMO overcame ST. MICHAEL in a 2 minute novice's contest.

                                    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     20 -   9 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   7 -  1      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       33 -  21 -  0      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   9 -  2      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 268 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         1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MRS. VAUGHN 3614           34   7  0  110 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
WALL OF STEEL    HOOPS 3623                 20  10  0  111 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
LUNGING ATTACK   WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565        6   2  2   66 DARQUE FORCES II (348)
SLASHING ATTACK  LORRAINE BOBBITT 3657       7   2  0   53 CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JOHN DILLINGER 3654         6   3  1   44 CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
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 ACCELERANDO 3650.  The ten other most popular fighters were CASS DOLAN 3625, 
KIRLA LORVIN 3621, ST. MICHAEL 3671, INGLEMORT JULS 3596, HOOPS 3623, GOBERT HINNY 
3552, JOHN DILLINGER 3654, AL CAPONE 3656, TED BUNDY 3658, and WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565.

The least popular fighter this week was MRS. VAUGHN 3614.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MA BARKER 3655, LORRAINE BOBBITT 3657, ALLEGRO 3651, FORTISSIMO 
3633, KLYMENESTRA 3620, 4-H 3670, WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565, TED BUNDY 3658, AL CAPONE 
3656, and JOHN DILLINGER 3654.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

PETRA QUORD (50-3577) MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
EXTRUSION (50-3617) LIFE IMPACTS (395)