DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/21/2008    Duedate: 03/05/2008

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-449

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HAWTHORN
BAD APPLES (187)
(56-3991) [16-12-1,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HAWTHORN                       POSITION IS EMPTY
BAD APPLES (187)               
(56-3991) [16-12-1,90]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HAWTHORN                       HAWTHORN
BAD APPLES (187)               BAD APPLES (187)
(56-3991) [16-12-1,90]         (56-3991) [16-12-1,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BAD APPLES (187)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AVERAGE GUYS (246)          28
2. BAD APPLES (187)            16      KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
3. GET (419)                    0      Unchartered Team
4. KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)    -21
                                       ANIMALS (118)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 GET (419)                 63  33  1 65.6   1/ 2 BAD APPLES (187)          9  6 0
 2/ 3 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)  300 208 17 59.1   2/ 1 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)   7  5 0
 3/ 4 AVERAGE GUYS (246)       130 118 12 52.4   3/ 3 AVERAGE GUYS (246)        4  4 2
 4/ 5 BAD APPLES (187)         520 660 18 44.1   4- 4 GET (419)                 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 587): BLUETTE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 587): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 581): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 583): TANOSHII of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 580): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 573): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 569): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 567): HOPALONG of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 558): GARTH THE SEAMITE of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 521): 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 448): AARON of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 435): HOFFA of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 426): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 384): GREEN DISEASE of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 367): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 474): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 587): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 587): HIGH JINX (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): THE TERMAGANTS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 581): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 583): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (CaesaR, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 580): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 573): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 569): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 567): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 558): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 521): THE FAMILY (Jorja, 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 448): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 435): HOUSE OF GRAIN (DK Bread, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 426): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 384): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 367): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 474): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 587): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 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  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): ZERO VISIBILITY of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 558): GARTH THE SEAMITE of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, 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  56 ROCANIS (turn 448): AARON of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
                            MATT of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ROCANIS?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS, since 
BAD APPLES took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're 
all terribly impressed to see HAWTHORN win a fight and gain 24 points, terribly.  
Tsk, tsk, HAWTHORN beat SAGE and SAGE lost 19 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
Going for broke or broken, our Duelmaster VEL STEELWIND Dark Arena Challenged this 
turn.  And if variety is the spice of life, ROCANIS may be getting bland, as AARON 
stays top dog in the city.  The Wanton Troll, humph!  I've tasted better ale at 
mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From ROCANIS' trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS, I suppose you'll be glad to know 
you were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  
And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  
It was AVERAGE GUYS.  Ha ha ha ha!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  AVERAGE GUYS has cause to pause today, as AARON was 
sent to the Dark Arena, and came back--though not in the best of moods, I'll wager.  
Gee, AVERAGE GUYS, ain't it past due for sending MATT Dark Arena?  What took ol' 
'16-4-0' so long?  Hope?  Ha ha aha ha!  Now hey, I like to see a death as much as 
the next guy, but hey AVERAGE GUYS, whyja send MATT to the Dark Arena, look at his 
record, huh?  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in ROCANIS to get a drink than The Wanton 
Troll!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have 
too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad to see the back of this place-- 
Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAWTHORN 3991                16  12  1    90       BAD APPLES (187)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BACK 3949                     8  11  0    72       GET (419)
 CENTURION 4024                9   2  0    70       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PREATORIAN 4005               9   7  0    66       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
 SAGE 4025                     8   3  0    66       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOODWORM 4003                 9   8  2    56       BAD APPLES (187)
 MALUS S'PROUT 3993            8  16  1    53       BAD APPLES (187)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAFFER SMITH 4028             7   1  0    48       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEVE 3707                    4   2  0    26       AVERAGE GUYS (246)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOSH 4039                     1   0  0    20       AVERAGE GUYS (246)
-TRITUS 4036                   1   0  0    10       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
 LIMBDROPPER 4035              1   2  0     5       BAD APPLES (187)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MATT 3637              16  5 0 AVERAGE GUYS 246     JO-KOBA HARRO         449  NONE
TODD 4038               0  1 0 AVERAGE GUYS 246     STEV STONEFIST        449  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Preatorian -- Good fight. -- Hawthorn

Doom from the South -- Good fight. -- Gaffer Smith

Rirorni Soldiers -- Good fight. -- Malus s'Prout

Ambitious Guard -- Good fight. -- Woodworm

Steve -- Good fight. -- Limbdropper

Congratulations to Aaron and Matt.  Good fights. -- Bad Apples

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

AARON delivered the death blow upon VEL STEELWIND in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
MATT was killed by JO-KOBA HARRO in a 3 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
TODD was assassinated by STEV STONEFIST in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
CENTURION was viciously subdued by PRIEST OF MYTORI in a slow 11 minute brutal fight.
SAGE was devastated by HAWTHORN in a 1 minute gory uneven Title brawl.
GAFFER SMITH was devastated by PREATORIAN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
WOODWORM handily defeated RIRORNI THUG in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MALUS S'PROUT won victory over RIRORNI SOLDIERS in a 1 minute duel.
STEVE vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LIMBDROPPER was vanquished by JOSH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    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      9 -   3 -  2      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  17 -  0      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  16 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 449 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-LUNGE        2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   HAWTHORN 3991              16  12  1   90 BAD APPLES (187)
TOTAL PARRY      CENTURION 4024              9   2  0   70 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
PARRY-LUNGE      PREATORIAN 4005             9   7  0   66 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
SLASHING ATTACK  SAGE 4025                   8   3  0   66 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
BASHING ATTACK   WOODWORM 4003               9   8  2   56 BAD APPLES (187)
WALL OF STEEL    GAFFER SMITH 4028           7   1  0   48 BAD APPLES (187)
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 PREATORIAN 4005, MALUS 
S'PROUT 3993, WOODWORM 4003, STEVE 3707, JOSH 4039, TODD 4038, SAGE 4025, GAFFER 
SMITH 4028, LIMBDROPPER 4035, and CENTURION 4024.

The least popular fighter this week was CENTURION 4024.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LIMBDROPPER 4035, GAFFER SMITH 4028, SAGE 4025, TODD 4038, JOSH 4039, 
STEVE 3707, WOODWORM 4003, MALUS S'PROUT 3993, PREATORIAN 4005, and HAWTHORN 3991.

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

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