DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/17/2010    Duedate: 05/14/2010

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-275

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CASS DOLAN
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
(50-3625) [17-20-1,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CASS DOLAN                     POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             
(50-3625) [17-20-1,132]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CASS DOLAN                     RENATA SILL
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
(50-3625) [17-20-1,132]        (50-3681) [5-1-0,51]

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)      65
2. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)          48      LIFE IMPACTS (395)
3. THE HEAP (401)               0      Unchartered Team
4. IRON CURTAIN (299)           0
5. CRIMINAL MINDS (398)         0      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)       168  71  1 70.3   1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       11  4 0
 2- 2 CRIMINAL MINDS (398)      35  29  4 54.7   2/ 3 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    6  4 1
 3/ 3 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    61  62  7 49.6   3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        5  9 0
 4- 5 IRON CURTAIN (299)       137 149  9 47.9   4/ 4*THE HEAP (401)            3  5 0
 5/ 4*THE HEAP (401)            12  15  1 44.4   5- 5 IRON CURTAIN (299)        1  1 0
 6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       215 306  7 41.3   6- 6 CRIMINAL MINDS (398)      0  5 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 641): LIP GLOSS of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 643): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 517): ROBERTO LEATHAM of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 637): STARIEL of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 639): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 631): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 632): FARM WEEKLY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 629): WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 316): SINGALEK of THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 625): BILL P. GORE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 622): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE
                                                     (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 614): FROSTBITE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 577): PRINCE CONNOR of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 293): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 287): RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 274): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 504): FREM HARID of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 491): PERFECT SNOTLING of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 471): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 467): LOEKER SMITH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 223): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 428): SPARTAN 1 of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 421): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 414): DEVONSHIRE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 530): NATAS of DO IT AGAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 641): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 624): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 517): HARRY POTTER AND THE (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 637): RAINBOW CONNECTION (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 639): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 631): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 631): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 629): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 316): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 625): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 622): DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 614): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 577): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 293): ASAIRE (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 287): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 274): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 504): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 491): THE BROTHERHOOD (Godric Magnesson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 471): DOCTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 467): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 223): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 428): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 421): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 414): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 530): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 637): STARIEL of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 631): SALARA LORMIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 630): YAREK ZORN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): SECI of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 315): KOLUM MAROD of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 614): FROSTBITE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
               (turn 613): ORION of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 576): BITT BETRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 292): WALRUS of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 274): HOOPS of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
                  (turn 273): KIRLA LORVIN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 503): RIA ROSEDANCER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 465): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Not much today.  An old lady needs her rest.  Besides, I am getting Smitty to
write this for me (in English, not Redneck) and he is trying to get away quickly.
Good luck to all.
     Yeah, I am outta here.  Heading to Myrtle Beach early tomorrow for five days
golfing with old Buds from Wisconsin and Ohio, and then almost immediately leaving
with the family for a 15 hour drive to Liberty, MO (Kansas City area) to stay with
the grandkids for a week over Easter.  Looking forward to it, and have little time
for a column. I am sure y'all understand.
     Be good.
          Mrs Vaughn DMVII and Smitty

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for RENATA SILL, who flew up 26 points in the rankings after mashing 4-H 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk 
out on the sands.  4-H was beat by RENATA SILL and drops 12 points.  Well here's a 
duelmaster that doesn't sit back and say 'Challenge me'!  MRS. VAUGHN made a 
challenge against CASS DOLAN this week.  In front of all the crowds, CASS DOLAN took 
the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  Can you believe they 
are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the SNOWBOUND arena.  Did you 
hear that IRON CURTAIN was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of IRON CURTAIN's warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to boo me?  
Well, unsling your rasberries, cause LIFE IMPACTS beats feet every time IRON CURTAIN 
smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well just about everybody wants a piece of CASS 
DOLAN, who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Yes, and another newbie bites 
the dust as ST. MICHAEL goes down under the sword of KLYMENESTRA.  Thanks to this, 
KLYMENESTRA now has 56 recognition points.  Here's some advice:  warriors with little 
wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the SNOWBOUND giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASS DOLAN 3625              17  20  1   132       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MRS. VAUGHN 3614             39   9  0   126       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
-30 3320                       9   4  1   100       IRON CURTAIN (299)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565          9   3  2    90       DARQUE FORCES II (348)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-10 3321                       8   6  0    90       IRON CURTAIN (299)
 GOBERT HINNY 3552            12  44  2    82       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KLYMENESTRA 3620              4   3  1    56       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 RENATA SILL 3681              5   1  0    51       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-LORRAINE BOBBITT 3657         9   4  0    45       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
-31 3322                       7   6  0    45       IRON CURTAIN (299)
-JOHN DILLINGER 3654           8   5  1    44       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
 4-H 3670                      8   1  0    41       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
-ZERO 3397                     6   4  0    35       IRON CURTAIN (299)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AL CAPONE 3656                5   8  1    32       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
-TED BUNDY 3658                8   5  1    30       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
 DURANGO KID 3673              4   2  0    28       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
-BURN PIT 3682                 3   0  0    24       THE HEAP (401)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIGOROSO 3718                 1   0  0    13       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 GEISTLICH 3720                1   0  0    13       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 LADIRO MAELS 3712             0   3  0     3       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-BUGSY MALONE 3683             0   2  0     2       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
 ADAGIO 3719                   0   1  0     1       DARQUE FORCES II (348)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ST. MICHAEL 3671        5  3 0 LIFE IMPACTS 395     KLYMENESTRA 3620      275   
BARGE 3713              1  2 0 THE HEAP 401         GLACIER TROLL         275  NONE
LAND FILL 3680          2  1 1 THE HEAP 401         TED BUNDY 3658        272  REVENGED
TRASH 3675              3  3 0 THE HEAP 401         SHEWISH GIANT         275  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Userous Merchant -- You should not have been so userous. -- St. Michael

Ladiro Maels -- It was great fun playing cowboys and Indians with you. -- Durango Kid

Dangerous Criminal -- You should have been in 4-H as a kid.  You'd have been a better
person today. -- 4-H

Gobert Hinny -- Finally a three-pointer for the win to make me a Lord Protector.
Thanks for being there. -- Hoops

Kirla -- Well, your stamina is improving, girl. -- Mrs Vaughb

All -- Hoops was a 13(+2)-18(+1)-6-16(+1)-18(+3)-9-11 mode wall-of-steel.  Normal
damage/great endurance after the weight room efforts.  Learned at a 2.00 rate.  Not
sure of a fave weapon as he did best with the BS at 10/104/4.  I will miss him as I
do Hoosier Hysteria. -- Smitty

Mrs. Vaughn -- I'm so glad to be leaving, you'd be amazed.  Thanks for your help in
making it possible. -- Kirla Lorvin

A Veteran Mercenary?  Ridiculous. -- Cass Dolan

I hear you're leaving us now.  Good.  Stirs up the waters and prevents stagnation. --
Gobert Hinny

Durango Kid -- Darned uppity pipsqueak! -- Ladiro Maels

Barge -- No room for you in my bathtub. -- Renata Sill

Life Impacts -- Thanks.  Your congratulations are appreciated. -- Kirla Lorvin

Hoops -- Congratulations to you. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TRASH was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BARGE was dispatched by GLACIER TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
MRS. VAUGHN was viciously subdued by CASS DOLAN in a 2 minute Challenge Title match.
WHISTLIN' DIXIE devastated GOBERT HINNY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
KLYMENESTRA murdered ST. MICHAEL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
HOOPS outwaited M. CHARDINEE in a exciting 9 minute bloody mismatched fight.
4-H was viciously subdued by RENATA SILL in a action packed 5 minute gruesome fight.
DURANGO KID vanquished LADIRO MAELS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
RIGOROSO overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ADAGIO was overpowered by KARNHORN DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GEISTLICH handily defeated KARNHORN DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   5 -  1      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  1      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  11 -  2      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  23 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  14 -  1      36  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 275 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MRS. VAUGHN 3614           39   9  0  126 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
LUNGING ATTACK   WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565        9   3  2   90 DARQUE FORCES II (348)
STRIKING ATTACK  KLYMENESTRA 3620            4   3  1   56 DARQUE FORCES II (348)
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 RENATA SILL 3681.  The ten other most popular fighters were CASS DOLAN 3625, 
DURANGO KID 3673, WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565, KLYMENESTRA 3620, 4-H 3670, RIGOROSO 3718, 
TRASH 3675, BARGE 3713, MRS. VAUGHN 3614, and GEISTLICH 3720.

The least popular fighter this week was ADAGIO 3719.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LADIRO MAELS 3712, ST. MICHAEL 3671, GOBERT HINNY 3552, GEISTLICH 3720, 
MRS. VAUGHN 3614, BARGE 3713, TRASH 3675, RIGOROSO 3718, 4-H 3670, and KLYMENESTRA 
3620.

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

HOOPS (50-3623) LIFE IMPACTS (395)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 4 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                 EUGENE FLUCKY (82-41642) of MEDAL OF HONOR 30 (6955)
                             FGC (47-6648) of KAOS (695)
                  PRISONER B91 (82-53433) of DUNGEON CELL B9 (9014)
                   PRISONER 0381 82-42371 of DUNGEON CELL 77 (7085)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes