DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/07/2010    Duedate: 09/03/2010

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-279

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CASS DOLAN
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
(50-3625) [18-23-1,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CASS DOLAN                     POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             
(50-3625) [18-23-1,121]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CASS DOLAN                     RIGOROSO
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             DARQUE FORCES II (348)
(50-3625) [18-23-1,121]        (50-3718) [2-1-0,26]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LIFE IMPACTS (395)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CRIMINAL MINDS (398)        40
2. LIFE IMPACTS (395)          30      LIFE IMPACTS (395)
3. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)          21      Unchartered Team
4. THE HEAP (401)               0
5. DARQUE FORCES II (348)      -4      GRAVE WALKERS (191)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       185  74  2 71.4   1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       12  3 1
 2/ 2 CRIMINAL MINDS (398)      43  36  5 54.4   2/ 2 CRIMINAL MINDS (398)      5  5 1
 3/ 3 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    65  68  8 48.9   3/ 3 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    4  6 1
 4/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       220 318  7 40.9   4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        4  9 0
 5/ 4 THE HEAP (401)            14  21  2 40.0   5/ 5 THE HEAP (401)            2  4 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 649): SHADY SHIPWRIGHT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 651): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 533): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 630): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 622): PELICAN EELE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): VAISTINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 291): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): CASS DOLLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 498): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 479): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 429): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 422): JOEY of J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 651): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 533): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): NIGHTMARE WRATH (The Laughing Man, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): MINOR THREAT (Mr. Pirate, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 630): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 622): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 291): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 498): THE BROTHERHOOD (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 479): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 436): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 428): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 430): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                          RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 644): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (Howard Phillips Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): CRIS CROFT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 646): SILENCE IS GOLDEN of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
                          WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (TURN 636): ENCOLPIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
                          SILVER SAW of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 632): SARLOW of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 629): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 621): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): LOVE of LORDS OF VIRTUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 428): ROD DEDEAUX of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     In a way, I'm sorry to see you go, Mrs. Vaughn.  You've been a fixture here for
a long time, something like four years, I make it.  But in another way, I'm glad,
because we all need to move on sooner or later, and this is your time.  Who knows, my
time may follow.

                                    Cass Dolan

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly SNOWBOUND games.  My praise to CRIMINAL MINDS for 
their 4-1-1 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving 
of notice!  DURANGO KID caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested GOBERT HINNY and was awarded 20 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, BUGSY MALONE put down PURPLE ACE, causing him to lose 
13 points of recognition in the process.  Who here was not present for the title 
fight this week as WHISTLIN' DIXIE boldly challenged CASS DOLAN in order to strive 
for the Duelmasters honors?  Although WHISTLIN' DIXIE made a valiant effort, it did 
not suffice to topple the reign of victorious CASS DOLAN.  Informants "close" to the 
city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his 
armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city SNOWBOUND.  SNOWBOUND, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of 
thy guilds is CRIMINAL MINDS, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly 
duels.  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.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there 
is but one reward--death.  This past week KLYMENESTRA, at 4-5-1, departed SNOWBOUND 
forever.  Walk proud, warriors of CRIMINAL MINDS!  By striking down BURN PIT you have 
avenged the honor of your dead.  Your virtue is known to all in SNOWBOUND.  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?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 CASS DOLAN 3625              18  23  1   121       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DURANGO KID 3673              8   2  1    92       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565         10   4  2    89       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 GOBERT HINNY 3552            13  47  2    88       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 4-H 3670                     12   1  0    71       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TED BUNDY 3658               11   5  2    58       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORRAINE BOBBITT 3657        11   5  0    55       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
 AL CAPONE 3656                6  10  1    40       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BURN PIT 3682                 4   3  1    33       THE HEAP (401)
 RIGOROSO 3718                 2   1  0    26       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 BULLDOG 3727                  3   1  0    25       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEISTLICH 3720                3   0  1    22       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 BUGSY MALONE 3683             2   3  0    22       CRIMINAL MINDS (398)
 MOLDAR NAY 3731               1   2  0    11       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 PURPLE ACE 3728               3   1  0    10       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
-RECYCLE BIN 3730              1   0  0    10       THE HEAP (401)
 LADIRO MAELS 3712             1   6  0     9       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 MATH 3735                     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?
JOHN DILLINGER 3654     8  7 1 CRIMINAL MINDS 398   BURN PIT 3682         278  JUST REVENGED
PETTY THIEF 3733        0  1 0 CRIMINAL MINDS 398   GEISTLICH 3720        279   
KLYMENESTRA 3620        4  5 1 DARQUE FORCES II 348 TED BUNDY 3658        279   
TRY AGAIN 3734          0  1 0 DARQUE FORCES II 348 TROLLHUNTER           279  NONE
ST. MICHAEL 3671        5  3 0 LIFE IMPACTS 395     KLYMENESTRA 3620      275  REVENGED
RENATA SILL 3681        6  2 0 MIDDLE WAY 6 368     DURANGO KID 3673      277   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Yippee!  Nar any Duelin' Column.  Ya got it, Cris; ya do.  Grats, champ. -- Smitty

Ladiro Maels -- Hey, I guess it was my turn.  Such is life, eh? -- Bulldog

Hey, Al.  Al Capone.  Now don't get mad at me.  I think the tourney helped me.  You
should have been there.  There was no prohibition. -- 4-H (a teetotaler, you know)

Whew!  I checked down below and sure enough, luckily, I came out of my fight with
Lorraine Bobbitt with all my treasures intact.  Whew!  And the win was kinda nice
too. -- Durango Kid

Nice'n point gain, The Heap.  Yep!  Real nice. -- Smitty

All -- Sorry for missing turns, most especially the last one.  I was convinced I was
ready to go for this turn, but as I was shuffling through the pile of papers--that
always seems to accumulate beside my big comfy chair at home--behold, I come across
my team's orders for this cycle.  I even had the paper work for the new recruit.  The

new recruit was happy since it gave him another cycle before he has to fight by
torchlight, but the rest of the team was pretty bummed about missing--as was I. --
Master Darque

Moldar Nay -- Lady Darque is responsible for my stage name.  She says it is a German
musical term meaning, "sacred." -- Geistlich
P.S.  Not sure what German is... answers only lead to more questions.

4-H -- As you should be, but lets try it again... -- Klymenestra

Gobert Hinny -- It most certainly was in tune!  Either you have an ear for Dixie or
you do not.  Obviously you do not! -- Whistlin' Dixie

Recycle Bin -- You really need to get a first-aid kit to keep on hand.  Next time,
you'll need it. -- Bugsy

4-H -- You're starting to bother me.  I may have to enlist help from my comrades. --
Al

Durango Kid -- Oh, boy!  Now I've got what I need on you.  Believe me when I say
"I'll see you again real soon." -- Lorraine

Burn Pit -- Do you even own a red dress? -- the spirit of Dillinger

The recently departed JOhn Dillinger was a liked warrior by the Criminal Minds.  He
was an 11-13-7-15-12-12-15 pr with an expert in riposte.  We will revenge him. -- All
the Criminal Minds

Bulldog -- Ouch!  You impacted my leg with quite a few teeth. -- Ladiro Maels

M. Chardinee just isn't exciting. -- Gobert Hinny

Purple Ace -- You give new meaning to the concept of "life impacts."  Especially to
the "impacts" part of it. -- Moldar Nay

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TRY AGAIN was butchered by TROLLHUNTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LORRAINE BOBBITT subdued BURN PIT in a 1 minute Bloodfeud melee.
WHISTLIN' DIXIE was demolished by CASS DOLAN in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
RIGOROSO was viciously subdued by AL CAPONE in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
GOBERT HINNY was vanquished by DURANGO KID in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
4-H outlasted M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 11 minute brawl.
TED BUNDY luckily killed KLYMENESTRA in a 2 minute melee.
LADIRO MAELS was vanquished by BULLDOG in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
BUGSY MALONE defeated PURPLE ACE in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
GEISTLICH assassinated PETTY THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MOLDAR NAY handily defeated MATH 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                  5         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   2 -  2      86  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -   7 -  2      72  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  16 -  2      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  17 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  11 -  1      35  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  18 -  0      31  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   9 -  0      10  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 279 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  DURANGO KID 3673            8   2  1   92 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
LUNGING ATTACK   WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565       10   4  2   89 DARQUE FORCES II (348)
TOTAL PARRY      4-H 3670                   12   1  0   71 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
WALL OF STEEL    TED BUNDY 3658             11   5  2   58 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 RIGOROSO 3718.  The ten other most popular fighters were AL CAPONE 3656, CASS 
DOLAN 3625, PURPLE ACE 3728, KLYMENESTRA 3620, BULLDOG 3727, LORRAINE BOBBITT 3657, 
DURANGO KID 3673, MOLDAR NAY 3731, TRY AGAIN 3734, and WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565.

The least popular fighter this week was 4-H 3670.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MATH 3735, PETTY THIEF 3733, GOBERT HINNY 3552, BURN PIT 3682, 
GEISTLICH 3720, BUGSY MALONE 3683, LADIRO MAELS 3712, TED BUNDY 3658, WHISTLIN' DIXIE 
3565, and TRY AGAIN 3734.

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!