DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/28/2009    Duedate: 12/25/2009

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-270

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KIRLA LORVIN
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
(50-3621) [18-15-0,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KIRLA LORVIN                   COMPOST
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             THE HEAP (401)
(50-3621) [18-15-0,123]        (50-3674) [1-1-0,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CASS DOLAN                     COMPOST
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             THE HEAP (401)
(50-3625) [14-18-1,108]        (50-3674) [1-1-0,16]

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)          47
2. LIFE IMPACTS (395)          23      LIFE IMPACTS (395)
3. CRIMINAL MINDS (398)        23      Unchartered Team
4. THE HEAP (401)               5
5. DARQUE FORCES II (348)       5      THE HEAP (401)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       149  65  1 69.6   1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       12  2 0
 2/ 3 CRIMINAL MINDS (398)      33  21  3 61.1   2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        8  6 0
 3/ 4 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    53  55  5 49.1   3/ 2 CRIMINAL MINDS (398)      6  8 0
 4/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       208 291  7 41.7   4/ 5*THE HEAP (401)            4  6 1
 5/ 2*THE HEAP (401)             4   6  1 40.0   5/ 4 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    4  6 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 631): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 633): SOPHOCLES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 627): QRYSYS of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 629): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 621): ZALMAN ARVO of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 626): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 313): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 619): JULIANUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 615): LOU C. FIRR of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 613): DIRTY HOWEL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 604): VEXED VIKING of PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 567): BITT BETRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 282): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 494): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 481): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 460): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 458): FSSTIS KACHIEU of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 218): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 419): JAXON of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 411): JADE RING of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 404): DANNI ROGERS of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 520): JEANNE D'ARC of GORGEOUS GOBLINS (Bartender, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 631): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 633): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 627): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 629): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 621): THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 626): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 313): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 619): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 615): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 613): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 604): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 567): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 282): THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 493): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 481): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 461): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 458): TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 218): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 419): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 411): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 404): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 520): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 633): SOPHOCLES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 625): MODERN SCENE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 312): EXPERIETIA of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 619): VON GROV of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
                               ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 615): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 611): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 603): OEDIPUS of MOMMY DEAREST (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 281): SPECTRE of GOTHIC MINISTRY (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 493): PURPLE KITTEN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 460): DECAY of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 458): FSSTIS KACHIEU of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 404): DANNI ROGERS of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I guess you should hear from me.  After all, I have been your Duelmaster three
times now.  It would have been a lot more if my old teammate Extrusion had not
clogged up the top spot for so many weeks.  Sheesh!
     When we left DM81, I was 7-2, having gone 5-0 against nasty lungers.  Since then
I am 27-5 (in Snowbound) and have seen only ONE lunger--the Venomous Concubine--and I
LOST to it!  Unfair!
     Well, I'll tell you this ... I have a LOT of stat trains--four on strength
alone.  Lifting weights helps, Smitty says.  I think I am a long, long way away from
a Lord protectorship.  I am.
     Okay, just to get you straight, here are the current Life Impacters and their
association to The Big Boss's Life Impacts:

Mrs. Vaughn--his absolute favorite high school teacher--English, Latin, Literature.
She once told the freckled boss, "You are as cute as a speckled pup, but that's not
half as cute as you think you are."

Hoops--high school basketball in Indiana was the thing as he played four years for
the Bulldogs

4-H--as a kid he spent many years in this organization, once taking 18 projects for
the summer.  He looked cute exhibiting the apron at The Fair--the one he made for
Sewing I--with help from his grandmother.

St. Michael--The Catholic Grade School the boss attended, graduating 8 in his 8th
grade class was a special time for him.  Michael also became his Confirmation name.

Durango Kid--his favorite movie hero from the olden days.  (You'd better look that
one up on Wikipedia!)

     Enough for now.  Challenge me.  Beat me.  The Crown is here for the taking.
                    Mrs. Vaughn

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in SNOWBOUND this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, BELLADONNA fought REFUSE and 
gained 20 points and contributed to DARQUE FORCES II's 1-4-0.  REFUSE has lost to 
BELLADONNA, falling 11 points, while helping make THE HEAP a 1-4-1 turn.  This turn 
MRS. VAUGHN challenged KIRLA LORVIN in what was SNOWBOUND's Title bout.  We should 
ask KIRLA LORVIN about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does 
for a warrior, she's now the one to ask.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear 
the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Victory Tavern until they 
win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  DARQUE FORCES II has cause to stand 
tall, as they were SNOWBOUND's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a 
team to beat.  And guess who avoided DARQUE FORCES II stable the most?  Believe it or 
not, it was LIFE IMPACTS.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that 
KIRLA LORVIN from MIDDLE WAY 6 was SNOWBOUND's most challenged warrior this turn.  In 
a brave attempt, TRASH from THE HEAP challenged up 19 points to fight AL CAPONE from 
the CRIMINAL MINDS stable.  TRASH perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was 
bested by AL CAPONE and ended up with 4 recognition points.   
     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.  Kudos go out to LORRAINE BOBBITT 
this turn, for revenging CRIMINAL MINDS' bloodfeud against DARQUE FORCES II's warrior 
WHISTLIN' DIXIE.  Well done.  Is it really true that SNOWBOUND has more dishwashers 
per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, SNOWBOUND, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in SNOWBOUND and 
I've a long road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in SNOWBOUND 
again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KIRLA LORVIN 3621            18  15  0   123       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOOPS 3623                   22  10  0   115       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 MRS. VAUGHN 3614             35   8  0   113       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 CASS DOLAN 3625              14  18  1   108       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOBERT HINNY 3552            12  39  2    87       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORRAINE BOBBITT 3657         9   2  0    66       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565          6   3  2    53       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 JOHN DILLINGER 3654           7   4  1    44       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
 AL CAPONE 3656                5   6  1    34       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TED BUNDY 3658                7   4  0    32       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
 4-H 3670                      4   0  0    29       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 KLYMENESTRA 3620              2   2  0    26       DARQUE FORCES II (348)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ST. MICHAEL 3671              2   1  0    20       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 BELLADONNA 3679               1   0  0    20       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 COMPOST 3674                  1   1  0    16       THE HEAP (401)
 RENATAT SILL 3681             1   0  0    16       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 DURANGO KID 3673              1   0  0    12       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 LAND FILL 3680                1   0  1    11       THE HEAP (401)
 REFUSE 3678                   1   1  0     4       THE HEAP (401)
 FORTISSIMO 3633               1   1  0     4       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 TRASH 3675                    1   1  0     4       THE HEAP (401)
 ACCELERANDO 3650              0   2  0     2       DARQUE FORCES II (348)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JESSE JAMES 3672        0  1 0 CRIMINAL MINDS 398   LAND FILL 3680        270   
MA BARKER 3655          5  4 1 CRIMINAL MINDS 398   WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565  268  JUST REVENGED
CRAP 3677               0  2 0 THE HEAP 401         STONE GOLEM           270  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hubba, hubba!  Ole Inglemort done it!  Congratters from us'n Lifers. -- Smitty

Hey, Heap!  Yuh gotta good'n start, yuh did.  Nice points!  Yup. -- Smitty
P.S.  All the Life Impact team wishes you success and longevity in Snowbound.

Cass Dolan -- Headache?  Take aspirin.  Rah, rah, sis, boom, bah! -- Hoops

Sir Blackguard -- You sent them ALL to The Mailer?  Good luck to you.  Smitty only
sent 4-H and our newbie, Durango Kid.  I hope both of us represent Snowbound well. --
The Life Impacts Publicist

Cass Dolan -- I took a lot of pleasure in being on top.  Not bad for an old lady! --
Mrs. Vaughn

Gobert Hinny -- I guess my full-court defense was too much for you? -- Hoops

Al Capone -- I never met anyone as famous as you before.  A little ole country 4-Her
like me?  Wow! -- 4-H

Crap, I thought I vanquished you once before when you were named Lucifer? -- St.
Michael

Gobert Hinny -- I do declare, Mr. Hinny, are you flirting? -- Lorraine

I am such a bum.  I let all of Snowbound down.  Can you'll ever forgive me? -- Al
Capone

Ya-hoo!  I'm the rip shortin', leather slippin' 'hombre you all will ever meet. --
Jesse James

Smitty -- Thank you for your offer concerning Ma, but she got all burnt up. -- Sir
BlackGuard

Mrs. Vaughn -- Too bad Petra had to go off and leave ME to cope with you.  I tell you
frankly, I'm not up for those games. -- Cass Dolan

Hoops -- Damn.  Again. -- Gobert Hinny

Somehow the Venomous Concubine just doesn't cut it as a role model. -- Kirla Lorvin

A Kung-Fu Master?  How... ordinary.  This should be an earth-shaking fight, not...
ordinary. -- Inglemort Juls

Longspear, low/low, bash?  I'm not seeing myself in that. -- Inglemort Juls

An anonymous Life Impacter -- I bet Latin isn't any deader a language than--some
days, anyway--English. -- Jorja, running across more misuses of common words and
getting riled, not that it does any good

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CRAP was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
LORRAINE BOBBITT devastated WHISTLIN' DIXIE in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
MRS. VAUGHN was viciously subdued by KIRLA LORVIN in a 7 minute Challenge Title match.
COMPOST was bested by 4-H in a popular 4 minute Challenge fight.
TRASH was demolished by AL CAPONE in a 4 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
CASS DOLAN overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
HOOPS defeated GOBERT HINNY in a 2 minute expert's melee.
INGLEMORT JULS vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
JOHN DILLINGER luckily beat KLYMENESTRA in a 4 minute expert vs. novice duel.
TED BUNDY defeated CULT MEMBER in a 4 minute match.
FORTISSIMO was overcome by DURANGO KID in a exciting 3 minute novice's bout.
ST. MICHAEL demolished ACCELERANDO in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
REFUSE was demolished by BELLADONNA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JESSE JAMES was executed by LAND FILL in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
RENATAT SILL defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   7 -  1      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  22 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  10 -  2      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  10 -  2      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -   5 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 270 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     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  4         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      KIRLA LORVIN 3621          18  15  0  123 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
WALL OF STEEL    HOOPS 3623                 22  10  0  115 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
SLASHING ATTACK  LORRAINE BOBBITT 3657       9   2  0   66 CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
LUNGING ATTACK   WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565        6   3  2   53 DARQUE FORCES II (348)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JOHN DILLINGER 3654         7   4  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 COMPOST 3674.  The ten other most popular fighters were KIRLA LORVIN 3621, 
DURANGO KID 3673, AL CAPONE 3656, JOHN DILLINGER 3654, ST. MICHAEL 3671, CRAP 3677, 
CASS DOLAN 3625, HOOPS 3623, BELLADONNA 3679, and RENATAT SILL 3681.

The least popular fighter this week was MRS. VAUGHN 3614.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TRASH 3675, JESSE JAMES 3672, REFUSE 3678, FORTISSIMO 3633, 
WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565, LAND FILL 3680, GOBERT HINNY 3552, 4-H 3670, LORRAINE BOBBITT 
3657, and ACCELERANDO 3650.

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

INGLEMORT JULS (50-3596) MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)