DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/07/2008    Duedate: 02/20/2008

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-448

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AARON
AVERAGE GUYS (246)
(56-3636) [16-4-2,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AARON                          POSITION IS EMPTY
AVERAGE GUYS (246)             
(56-3636) [16-4-2,118]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HAWTHORN                       HAWTHORN
BAD APPLES (187)               BAD APPLES (187)
(56-3991) [15-12-1,66]         (56-3991) [15-12-1,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BAD APPLES (187)            46
2. AVERAGE GUYS (246)          11      KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
3. RESCUE RANGERS (338)         0      Unchartered Team
4. GET (419)                    0
5. KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)     -1      THE BEER BARONS (62)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 RESCUE RANGERS (338)      88  44  8 66.7   1/ 1 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)  10  3 0
 2- 2 GET (419)                 63  33  1 65.6   2/ 2 BAD APPLES (187)          8  6 0
 3/ 3 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)  299 206 17 59.2   3/ 0 AVERAGE GUYS (246)        1  2 1
 4/ 0 AVERAGE GUYS (246)       127 116 11 52.3   4- 3 GET (419)                 0  2 0
 5/ 4 BAD APPLES (187)         517 658 18 44.0   5- 4 RESCUE RANGERS (338)      0  1 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 586): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 586): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 580): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 582): PENNY LOPEZ of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 581): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 579): SOLSTICE of TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): OBERON of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 568): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 566): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 557): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTONW (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 520): MUSHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 447): LELLADORIN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 425): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 411): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 383): GREEN DISEASE of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 379): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 366): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 473): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 586): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 586): HIGH JINX (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): THE TERMAGANTS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 580): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 582): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 581): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (CaesaR, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 579): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 568): BIG LAKE NOMADS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 566): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 557): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 520): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 447): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): HOUSE OF GRAIN (DK Bread, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 425): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 411): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 383): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 379): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 366): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 473): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): SILENT HAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): ZERO VISIBILITY of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 564): SHANNON D'ANJELISA of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               THE BRIDE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                 (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Say what you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but BAD APPLES 
will tell you 517-658-18 is nothing to laugh at...  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS had cause to 
celebrate, after CENTURION got 22 points by beating MATT.  A certain someone should 
cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 13 points to CENTURION.  
(Discrete enough, MATT?) Well, LELLDORIN didn't become Duelmaster by initiating 
social reforms, and as AARON killed him, he becomes ROCANIS' new Duelmaster.  
Careful!  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging 
dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid ROCANIS farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AARON 3636                   16   4  2   118       AVERAGE GUYS (246)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAGE 4025                     8   2  0    85       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
 CENTURION 4024                9   1  0    82       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
-BACK 3949                     8  11  0    72       GET (419)
 MATT 3637                    16   4  0    67       AVERAGE GUYS (246)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TEMB 3907                    17  10  1    66       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
 HAWTHORN 3991                15  12  1    66       BAD APPLES (187)
 GAFFER SMITH 4028             7   0  0    59       BAD APPLES (187)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PREATORIAN 4005               8   7  0    56       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
-ZIPPER 3947                   5   3  1    51       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
 WOODWORM 4003                 8   8  2    49       BAD APPLES (187)
 MALUS S'PROUT 3993            7  16  1    43       BAD APPLES (187)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIMBDROPPER 4035              1   1  0    19       BAD APPLES (187)
 STEVE 3707                    3   2  0    11       AVERAGE GUYS (246)
-TRITUS 4036                   1   0  0    10       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LELLDORIN 2409         11  8 1 KNIGHTS OF ROCANI 22 AARON 3636            448   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Centurion -- Take your century and get out of my sight.  My head aches. -- Malus
s'Prout

Praetorian -- If chose, I will not serve. -- Hawthorn

A Rabid Gopher could be dangerous.  I had to deal sternly with it. -- Gaffer Smith

Rirorni Looter?  STILL?  Let the old graybeard off the hook finally. -- Woodworm

Tritus -- My momma told me never to trust someone with yellow hair, and by the gods,
she was RIGHT. -- Limbdropper

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LELLDORIN was barely slain by AARON in a action packed 1 minute master's Title fight.
SAGE overcame RIRORNI ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute gruesome match.
MATT was viciously subdued by CENTURION in a 4 minute gory contest.
PREATORIAN was savagely defeated by HAWTHORN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
GAFFER SMITH vanquished DOOM FROM THE SOUTH in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
MALUS S'PROUT was beaten by RIRORNI SOLDIERS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory brawl.
WOODWORM handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
STEVE was vanquished by LIMBDROPPER in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   1 -  1      89  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   3 -  0      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  21 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  18 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 448 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    AARON 3636                 16   4  2  118 AVERAGE GUYS (246)
SLASHING ATTACK  SAGE 4025                   8   2  0   85 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
TOTAL PARRY      CENTURION 4024              9   1  0   82 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
LUNGING ATTACK   HAWTHORN 3991              15  12  1   66 BAD APPLES (187)
PARRY-LUNGE      PREATORIAN 4005             8   7  0   56 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)

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 HAWTHORN 3991.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HAWTHORN 3991.  The ten other most popular fighters were SAGE 4025, AARON 3636, 
WOODWORM 4003, LELLDORIN 2409, MATT 3637, GAFFER SMITH 4028, MALUS S'PROUT 3993, 
LIMBDROPPER 4035, CENTURION 4024, and PREATORIAN 4005.

The least popular fighter this week was STEVE 3707.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PREATORIAN 4005, CENTURION 4024, LIMBDROPPER 4035, MALUS S'PROUT 3993, 
GAFFER SMITH 4028, MATT 3637, LELLDORIN 2409, WOODWORM 4003, AARON 3636, and SAGE 
4025.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

AARON (56-3636) AVERAGE GUYS (246)
MATT (56-3637) AVERAGE GUYS (246)