DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/26/2009    Duedate: 01/22/2010

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-271

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MRS. VAUGHN
LIFE IMPACTS (395)
(50-3614) [36-8-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOOPS                          LAND FILL
LIFE IMPACTS (395)             THE HEAP (401)
(50-3623) [23-10-0,120]        (50-3680) [2-0-1,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CASS DOLAN                     COMPOST
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             THE HEAP (401)
(50-3625) [14-19-1,101]        (50-3674) [1-2-0,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LIFE IMPACTS (395)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE HEAP (401)              58
2. DARQUE FORCES II (348)       0      LIFE IMPACTS (395)
3. CRIMINAL MINDS (398)         0      Unchartered Team
4. LIFE IMPACTS (395)          -3
5. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)         -44      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)       152  67  1 69.4   1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       11  3 0
 2- 2 CRIMINAL MINDS (398)      33  21  3 61.1   2/ 4*THE HEAP (401)            8  7 1
 3/ 5*THE HEAP (401)             8   7  1 53.3   3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        6  7 0
 4- 3 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    53  55  5 49.1   4- 3 CRIMINAL MINDS (398)      5  4 0
 5/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       208 295  7 41.4   5- 5 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    1  4 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 633): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 635): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 629): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 631): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 623): SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): SMACK O'MALLEY of CLAN CROW (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): ULL BLOODSTORM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 617): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 615): MONOLYTH of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): FEEL THE BUZZ of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 283): TEN LORDS ALEAPIN (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): KIRLA LORVIN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 496): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 460): *HAPPY PHANTOM* of LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 420): TERREINE TYL TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 413): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 406): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 522): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 633): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 635): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 629): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 631): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 623): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 617): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 615): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 283): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 495): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): TWILIGHT BRIGADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 460): CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 420): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 413): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 406): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 522): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 622): URSILA VINE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): COPPER COMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
              (turn 620): HORN ROCK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, 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 616): PETER PIQUIN of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
                          LOU C. FIRR of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): FEEL THE BUZZ of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 495): FONZETH HILGRA of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 459): LUISENYA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I'm surprised at you, Mrs. Vaughn.  You couldn't go a mere seven minutes without
gasping for breath?  Is this... age checking in?  Still, a good sort of a try.

                                    Kirla Lorvin

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  SNOWBOUND needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for 
REFUSE?  THE HEAP's proud of him after beating RENATAT SILL and getting 17 points.  
Talk about yer major upsets!  ST. MICHAEL's match with LAND FILL cost him a loss of 
12 points!  Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be the most popular gal in all 
SNOWBOUND.  She got the most challenges.  (But what about proposals?) MRS. VAUGHN 
thinks hers 36-8-0 and studly character is good enough to face up to the Duelmaster.  
Any bets?  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh 
well, welcome MRS. VAUGHN.  Aren't LIFE IMPACTS proud.  (Oh, my.) I hear the top team 
insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for 
PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  CRIMINAL MINDS was SNOWBOUND's most avoided team.  Is there some 
award for that?  I don't know what LIFE IMPACTS' been doing.  They certainly haven't 
been accepting many fights from CRIMINAL MINDS, that's fer sher.   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed 
up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MRS. VAUGHN 3614             36   8  0   117       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOOPS 3623                   23  10  0   120       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 KIRLA LORVIN 3621            18  16  0   103       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 CASS DOLAN 3625              14  19  1   101       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOBERT HINNY 3552            12  40  2    82       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)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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                      5   0  0    31       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 LAND FILL 3680                2   0  1    27       THE HEAP (401)
-KLYMENESTRA 3620              2   2  0    26       DARQUE FORCES II (348)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REFUSE 3678                   2   1  0    21       THE HEAP (401)
-BELLADONNA 3679               1   0  0    20       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 COMPOST 3674                  1   2  0    18       THE HEAP (401)
 TRASH 3675                    2   1  0    14       THE HEAP (401)
 BURN PIT 3682                 1   0  0    13       THE HEAP (401)
 DURANGO KID 3673              1   1  0    10       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 ST. MICHAEL 3671              2   2  0     8       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 RENATAT SILL 3681             1   1  0     4       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-FORTISSIMO 3633               1   1  0     4       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
-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  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Anonymous Life Impacter -- Latin is indeed dead, but music is alive and well (or so
the talented Lady Darque tells me as she names these warriors). -- MD

Sir Blackguard and Criminal Minds -- Sorry for missing your first turn of BF
opportunity.  It was not intentional, but the time did slip away from us for this
arena because we have not been active in quite some time.  As to Ma Barker, any
warrior that wins looks fine to us, sorry for ending her career so soon. -- Darque
Forces

All -- Apart from 81, I think I'm going to settle back into my slow arena rounds,
they are much more my pace.  My squad here is less than stellar, but I want to run
them regularly.  I do not want to bring in a new team, so I'll be utilizing the DA
intermittently as I try to find some more acceptable warriors.  Looks like my first
candidates are Belladonna and Fortissimo. -- MD

Tra la la boom de ay; no DM Column from me today.  Kirla's got more to say; for she's
the winner, hurray! -- Mrs Vaughn
P.S.  Kirla Lorvin, congratulations on a great fight.  You simply outclassed me.

Compost -- Thanks for the challenge.  The win was cool.  Your heap helped me get
blue-ribbon veggies this year. -- 4-H

Gobert -- Again and again, eh?  You look pretty good playing center.  You certainly
fill the lane!  But I have that outside shot.  Swish! -- Hoops
P.S.  What's with this--zero skills from you last time, then four this time?  I want
more.

Fortissimo -- Life in the wild, wild west is rough, isn't it? -- Durango Kid

Accelerando -- You may be fast, but I have the saints on my side.  (wink) -- St.
Michael

Middle Way -- Ya gots yer 47 biggn points?  Wowser.  I be voidin'.  Yup. -- Smitty

Rip snortin Jesse James -- Shore am sorry ta see yuh go.  Fallin in yer land fills
kin hurt.  Yup.  We gotta fill em up, shore nuff. -- Smitty

Jorja -- We understand your concern and compassion for some good old American
English.  It does seem to become more and more of a lost art.  (sigh)  We keep
working on Smitty, but little helps.  Let's start a new club--TAWR--Talk And Write
Right or we will send you to a deserted island.  Are you in? -- Life Impacts
Concerned Linguists

These Convicted Assassins are like lemmings, aren't they? -- Cass Dolan

Hoops -- Not my finest hour. -- Gobert Hinny

Definitely the Convicted Assassins are like lemmings. -- Inglemort Juls

And the Embezzling Scribe is right there behind them, running as fast as he can to
catch up. -- Renata Sill

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MRS. VAUGHN unbelievably bested KIRLA LORVIN in a 9 minute Challenge Title fight.
LAND FILL demolished ST. MICHAEL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
TRASH luckily beat DURANGO KID in a 2 minute bloody amateur's Challenge duel.
COMPOST was defeated by 4-H in a exciting 3 minute Challenge fight.
CASS DOLAN was bested by HOOPS in a popular 3 minute expert's brawl.
GOBERT HINNY was unbelievably bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute master's match.
REFUSE overpowered RENATAT SILL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BURN PIT vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL     18 -   8 -  0      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  21 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   9 -  1      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  10 -  2      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  11 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 271 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MRS. VAUGHN 3614           36   8  0  117 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
WALL OF STEEL    HOOPS 3623                 23  10  0  120 LIFE IMPACTS (395)

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 COMPOST 3674.  The ten other most popular fighters were CASS DOLAN 3625, DURANGO 
KID 3673, KIRLA LORVIN 3621, GOBERT HINNY 3552, LAND FILL 3680, HOOPS 3623, REFUSE 
3678, BURN PIT 3682, TRASH 3675, and 4-H 3670.

The least popular fighter this week was MRS. VAUGHN 3614.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ST. MICHAEL 3671, RENATAT SILL 3681, 4-H 3670, TRASH 3675, BURN 
PIT 3682, REFUSE 3678, HOOPS 3623, LAND FILL 3680, GOBERT HINNY 3552, and KIRLA 
LORVIN 3621.