DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/17/2008    Duedate: 04/30/2008

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-453

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CENTURION
KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
(56-4024) [13-2-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CENTURION                      POSITION IS EMPTY
KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)        
(56-4024) [13-2-0,99]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HAWTHORN                       PREATORIAN
BAD APPLES (187)               KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
(56-3991) [16-16-1,88]         (56-4005) [13-7-0,93]

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)            34
2. KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)     27      KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
3. AVERAGE GUYS (246)         -19      Unchartered Team

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The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)  317 211 18 60.0   1/ 1 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)  14  1 1
 2/ 2 AVERAGE GUYS (246)       138 126 13 52.3   2/ 3 BAD APPLES (187)          6  9 0
 3/ 3 BAD APPLES (187)         528 672 18 44.0   3/ 2 AVERAGE GUYS (246)        4  7 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 591): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 591): PARMEIDES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 498): WINDWALKER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 585): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 587): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 586): QUINTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 584): TIMES of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 292): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 577): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 290): LOCUST of PESTILENCE (Lord of Pestilence, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 573): SERVIUS of CAESAR'S THUGS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 571): ACE HEARTS HAMMER of KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 562): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 525): SOLDIER 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 267): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 261): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 248): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 452): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 439): WRATH LIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 430): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 416): DUCK KA-BOB of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 197): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 386): GENERAL MILLS of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 384): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 371): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 478): JAMMIES of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 591): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 591): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 498): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 585): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 587): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 586): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 584): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 292): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 577): ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 290): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 573): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 571): STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 562): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 525): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 267): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 261): X-MEN II (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 248): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 452): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 439): CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 430): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 416): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 197): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 386): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 384): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 371): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 478): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 590): KOOL-AID DRIKER of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 585): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 584): BET TWICE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 577): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 289): ULL STORMHELM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 572): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
                          DEFIANCE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 570): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 266): ANGEL HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 261): ROISIN DUBH of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                             SUCCULANT of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 439): ALLAN JOHNSON of TPW FOREVER (Anti, mgr.)
                                   WHITE WITCH of CRAZY CREEPS (Crazy Creepster, mgr)
                                   LOKI IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
                       (turn 438): THE RIDDLER of CRAZY CREEPS (Crazy Creepster, mgr)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hey Hawthorn, could you please use a blunt weapon, my armor repairs are getting
ridiculous!  You know if you would just slow down and take your time....  Oh wait,
then I might accually take a feeble swipe at you with my weapon.  LOL!  I'm not sure
that I have even made an attack yet, at least one that connected with anything but
air.  Oh well keep up the good teaching.

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  ROCANIS needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for MALUS 
S'PROUT?  BAD APPLES' proud of him after beating STEVE and getting 20 points.  Talk 
about yer big time losers!  STEVE got smashed by MALUS S'PROUT, and lost 19 points!  
This Duelmaster is like something else!  CENTURION stopped HAWTHORN dead in his 
tracks!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!  
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS must be getting 
lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  
I don't know what AVERAGE GUYS' been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting 
many fights from KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS, that's fer sher.   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  ROCANIS is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CENTURION 4024               13   2  0    99       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PREATORIAN 4005              13   7  0    93       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAWTHORN 3991                16  16  1    88       BAD APPLES (187)
 GAFFER SMITH 4028            10   2  0    78       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALUS S'PROUT 3993           10  18  1    66       BAD APPLES (187)
 SAGE 4025                    10   5  0    63       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEVE 3707                    6   4  0    44       AVERAGE GUYS (246)
-JOSH 4039                     3   1  0    44       AVERAGE GUYS (246)
 WOODWORM 4003                10  11  2    43       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRITUS 4036                   4   1  0    37       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR MAC 4040                  4   0  1    31       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIMBDROPPER 4035              3   4  0    18       BAD APPLES (187)
-PAUL 4047                     1   2  0     9       AVERAGE GUYS (246)
-PHIL 4046                     2   1  1     8       AVERAGE GUYS (246)
-LEON 4048                     1   2  0     5       AVERAGE GUYS (246)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MAGE'S APPRENTIC        0  0 0                      SIR MAC 4040          453  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Malus -- See what happens when you laugh at me?  Never laugh at a red headed
Fratsfan! -- Sage

About time to start bobbing for apples -- Tritus and Sir Mac

Sage -- I look at you, and I just can't see a woody herb with gray-green leaves and a
strong scent, suitable for seasoning pork.  Unfortunate, because pork needs
seasoning.  Well, sometimes.  If you feed the pig right, it can be great on its own--

(sound of a blow upside the head)

Ah, sorry, but the Caleam nonsense oozes in under the door.  Ah, good fight? -- Malus
S'Prout

Centurion -- You hate me, don't you?  Bring your hundred men into the arena--their
spirits, anyway--and intimidating me that way.  It's low, is what it is. -- Hawthorn

Steve -- You've got a strange notion of "average." -- Woodworm

Josh -- Nobody likes hospitals.  It amazes me that you didn't lose rank over that.
Hidden tourney fights, perhaps?  Not that I'm complaining, just a little curious. --
Gaffer Smith

The Cult Member.  Ha. -- Limbdropper

Jakari -- A good point.  We should probably start a "clean up the river" campaign. --
Jorja

Centurion -- They would not presume to "like" me.  I am too far above them.  They
regard me with awe and respect and no little fear. -- Hawthorne

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CENTURION bested HAWTHORN in a 2 minute Title fight.
PREATORIAN viciously subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute brutal duel.
GAFFER SMITH handily defeated PRIEST OF MYTORI in a 2 minute one-sided match.
STEVE was vanquished by MALUS S'PROUT in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SAGE defeated WOODWORM in a 1 minute fight.
TRITUS demolished LIMBDROPPER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SIR MAC slaughtered MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   4 -  2      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  11 -  1      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 453 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CENTURION 4024             13   2  0   99 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
PARRY-LUNGE      PREATORIAN 4005            13   7  0   93 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
WALL OF STEEL    GAFFER SMITH 4028          10   2  0   78 BAD APPLES (187)
SLASHING ATTACK  SAGE 4025                  10   5  0   63 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
LUNGING ATTACK   TRITUS 4036                 4   1  0   37 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
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 PREATORIAN 4005.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAWTHORN 3991, GAFFER 
SMITH 4028, CENTURION 4024, MALUS S'PROUT 3993, SAGE 4025, TRITUS 4036, SIR MAC 4040, 
WOODWORM 4003, STEVE 3707, and LIMBDROPPER 4035.

The least popular fighter this week was LIMBDROPPER 4035.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STEVE 3707, WOODWORM 4003, SIR MAC 4040, TRITUS 4036, SAGE 
4025, MALUS S'PROUT 3993, CENTURION 4024, GAFFER SMITH 4028, HAWTHORN 3991, and 
PREATORIAN 4005.

                                 THE STOMPING GROUNDS

The new all-basher arena will be in Seam, DM 20.  Only new teams (0FE) may 
participate.  The only rule is that all of your warriors must be bashers.

The first turn of the contest will be due on Monday, April 28.  It will be a slow 
turn-around arena.  If you wish to enter a team, please submit your new team and first 
turn strategies before then.  Only one team per manager, please.  

This arena will stay open indefinitely, providing there is interest (i.e., this is not 
a contest that runs a set number of turns, although there are prizes scheduled after 
the first 15 rounds).  For more information, see details in the first newsletter or on 
the forums. 

                                          -- RSI 

  Zeb Karan looked around the table at the rest of Dwes Eg's staff.  Arenamasters,

standby and Dark Arena warriors, stewards and infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  
There was wine and beer on the side-table, even sandwiches, but no one was partaking.
      "Stop looking like your dog died," Lew Voth said.  He had once been the 
arenamaster of Sentern and had taken his turns overseeing the fights in Dwes Eg.  "We 
all knew this day would come.  When are they closing us down?"
      "Immediately after the tourney, according to the information I was given."
      "Short notice," Jame Rinvar, another arenamaster commented.
      "No offense intended, these things just creep up on people.  Tourneys make it 
worse, I suppose, all the new teams being entered."  Zeb grimaced.  "Some of the file 
cabinets have exploded from over-stuffing, you know, and it takes so long to run 
through all the registered gladiators to find those who are planning to fight on any 
given day that the day is OVER by the time we're ready to start."
      "Which is why they closed down Sentern, Cimmeriac, and Firehold," Lew pointed 
out.  "This is the same thing all over again."
      "Cycles," Jame said.  "Things happen, and then later they happen again.  We live 
with it.  And Dwes Eg did last for, what, eight and a half years before it reached the 
explosion point.  That isn't bad.  That's forever, speaking practically."
      "Eight or nine years is not forever--"
      "The only thing that's real is today, and maybe, up to a point, tomorrow.  I 
don't see a problem with this.  What are the new parameters, Zeb?"
      "Dwes Eg remains open, existing teams can run and can recruit new members.  BUT, 
no new teams will be accepted.  New teams will go into a new arena, DM 84, running its 
first turn on the seventh of May.  A regular two-week cycle."
      "So Dwes Eg isn't actually being closed, just closed to new teams.  Okay.  This 
works," Jame said again.  "Number 84... does this mean it'll be out at that Blackstone 
place?  Rotten weather half the year, but I suppose you could say that about any site.  
What about regional allegiance?"
      "None specified in the data I received.  Probably a personal-choice situation," 
Zeb said.
      "Transfers?" Lew asked.
      "I don't know about transfers IN," Zeb said, "but I'd guess yes, they would be 
allowed.  No transfers OUT, though.  None out of DM 82, for that matter.  Once you're 
in 82 or 84, the only way out is death or graduation."
      "That fairly describes most arenas," Jame said.  "Anyone who takes up the 
gladiatorial life has already accepted that."