DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/12/2008    Duedate: 06/25/2008

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-457

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CENTURION
KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
(56-4024) [17-2-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PREATORIAN                     POSITION IS EMPTY
KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)        
(56-4005) [17-7-0,120]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HAWTHORN                       MALUS S'PROUT
BAD APPLES (187)               BAD APPLES (187)
(56-3991) [16-20-1,79]         (56-3993) [11-21-1,83]

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)            26
2. KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)      8      KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                        (-1)

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)  334 214 18 60.9   1/ 1 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)  13  2 0
 2/ 2 BAD APPLES (187)         533 687 18 43.7   2/ 2 BAD APPLES (187)          3 12 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 595): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 595): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): OEDIPUS of MOMMY DEAREST (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 589): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): KILDILLI DALL of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 590): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): ENYALIUS of GODS OF WAR (Sovereign, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 577): MESHARR of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 575): THINKER of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 566): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 529): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 263): JACK & JILL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 250): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 456): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 443): TYVEK of DEMONS OF DARNKESS 2 (Rillion, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 420): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 199): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 390): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 388): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 482): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 595): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 595): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 589): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 590): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 577): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 575): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 566): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 529): MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 263): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 250): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 456): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 443): ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 420): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 290): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 386): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 482): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 590): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           PENNY LOPEZ of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 589): STELRA TIRINS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): NIFTY NICKEL of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
              (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): JON of MEN (A-sop, mgr.)
                          REWRITE of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                   (turn 291): LES NAYLE of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 443): TYVEK of DEMONS OF DARNKESS 2 (Rillion, mgr)
                                   YELLOW JACKET of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-sop, mgr.)
                                   BURNT OFFERINGS of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the
                                   Bald, mgr.)
                       (turn 442): 3D'S NOT L33T of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 387): SOULTAKER of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to ROCANIS once again!  What's with LIMBDROPPER?  He actually beat 
KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS' SIR MAC, and walked away with 28 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at BAD APPLES while they watched LIMBDROPPER clobber SIR MAC.  He 
lost 24 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Try as he might, 
MALUS S'PROUT wasn't good enough at persuading CENTURION to step down from the 
Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I 
hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.   
     Warriors of ROCANIS unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Is it my 
imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CENTURION 4024               17   2  0   112       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PREATORIAN 4005              17   7  0   120       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
 SAGE 4025                    14   5  0    98       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALUS S'PROUT 3993           11  21  1    83       BAD APPLES (187)
 HAWTHORN 3991                16  20  1    79       BAD APPLES (187)
 GAFFER SMITH 4028            10   6  0    73       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRITUS 4036                   7   2  0    59       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIMBDROPPER 4035              6   5  0    52       BAD APPLES (187)
 WOODWORM 4003                11  14  2    49       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR MAC 4040                  6   2  1    29       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Centurion -- Fancy meeting you here. -- Gaffer Smith

Praetorian -- Long time, no see. -- Hawthorn

Sage -- Those old familiar faces. -- Malus S'Prout

Tritus -- Is it my imagination, or are we getting good at this routine? -- Woodworm

Sir Mac -- What, no fries? -- Limbdropper

Centurion -- Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't we done this before? -- Hawthorn

Praetorian -- We had you for Word of the Day, I think it was last week, but I forget
what odd meaning was imputed.  Oh, well. -- Gaffer Smith

Tritus -- Have you considered that maybe you should have a fishtail and live in the
river?  Not that the river really recommends itself to the discriminating taste, but
still. -- Malus S'Prout

Sir Mac -- I *said*, "Hold the onions."  Not throw them at me.  Ugh.  Crowned, as it
were, with onion rings.  Not even fried, just limp, slightly greasy onion rings. --
Woodworm

The Rirorni Archer never gives up, but he cries like a baby when they take his bow
away before he enters the arena. -- Limbdropper

31 May 2008
Any and all who live in the 805 area, I would like for you to call me so we can get
together for BBQ's, softball games, and so on.  It has been a while since the last
get together (several years).  It was a blast and I am sure the next one will be
also.  We just have to do it.  All alliances are welcome.  Just because my warriors
leave your warrior beaten and bloody in defeat does not mean we can't have a beer or
five together.  I'll even buy the first round.  So call 805-588-3419 and ask for Dave
a.k.a. Misfit, former member of the Green and Purple Polka Dot Alliance (GAPPDA).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CENTURION bested MALUS S'PROUT in a action packed 3 minute master's Title fight.
PREATORIAN demolished GAFFER SMITH in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
HAWTHORN was overpowered by SAGE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
TRITUS devastated WOODWORM in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SIR MAC was demolished by LIMBDROPPER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   1 -  0      90  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   7 -  1      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  12 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   8 -  2      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|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 457 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CENTURION 4024             17   2  0  112 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
PARRY-LUNGE      PREATORIAN 4005            17   7  0  120 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
SLASHING ATTACK  SAGE 4025                  14   5  0   98 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
WALL OF STEEL    GAFFER SMITH 4028          10   6  0   73 BAD APPLES (187)
LUNGING ATTACK   TRITUS 4036                 7   2  0   59 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
BASHING ATTACK   LIMBDROPPER 4035            6   5  0   52 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 MALUS S'PROUT 3993.  The ten other most popular fighters were CENTURION 4024, 
PREATORIAN 4005, SAGE 4025, TRITUS 4036, LIMBDROPPER 4035, GAFFER SMITH 4028, 
HAWTHORN 3991, WOODWORM 4003, SIR MAC 4040, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SIR MAC 4040.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WOODWORM 4003, HAWTHORN 3991, GAFFER SMITH 4028, LIMBDROPPER 4035, 
TRITUS 4036, SAGE 4025, PREATORIAN 4005, CENTURION 4024, MALUS S'PROUT 3993, and  0.

                         SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN MINNEAPOLIS!

Our summer FTF will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 18-20, 2008.  It will be 
held at the Holiday Inn Select Minneapolis/St. Paul in Blomington, MN, just down the 
street from the Mall of America, at 3 Appletree Square (952-854-9000).  Rooms are only 
$105.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 24-hour shuttle from the airport
and free shuttle service to the mall; free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guestrooms.  There is a large fitness center, jacuzzi, and indoor pool.  The 
rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are tons of 
restaurants nearby at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the hotel.  

Hotel info:  www.himspairport.com
Mall of America:  www.mallofamerica.com

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!