DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/25/2008    Duedate: 01/07/2009

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-471

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TWIG LITE ZONE
INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
(56-3537) [16-9-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TWIG LITE ZONE                 THE CODFATHER
INCONSISTENT FURY (20)         SLEEP WITH FISHES (431)
(56-3537) [16-9-0,117]         (56-4059) [4-2-1,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TWIG LITE ZONE                 MOSSIE ROCKTROLL
INCONSISTENT FURY (20)         INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
(56-3537) [16-9-0,117]         (56-3549) [12-9-0,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INCONSISTENT FURY (20)      28
2. SLEEP WITH FISHES (431)      9      MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
3. THEM (433)                   3      Unchartered Team
4. STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)       0
5. KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)      0      SLEEP WITH FISHES (431)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*SLEEP WITH FISHES (431)    4   2  1 66.7   1- 1 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)   8  2 0
 2- 3 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)  362 249 19 59.2   2/ 2 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)    5  5 1
 3/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       40  30  0 57.1   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       5 10 0
 4- 4 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    69  56  4 55.2   4/ 4*THEM (433)                4  6 0
 5/ 5 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   291 254 21 53.4   5/ 6*SLEEP WITH FISHES (431)   2  0 0
 6/ 6*THEM (433)                10  18  3 35.7   6- 5 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    1  0 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 607): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 609): INVENTOR OF PAIN of THE PAIN GANG (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 603): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 605): ONDO FLEUR of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 604): THE RED BARON of DEATH INCARNATE (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 602): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 591): WAR EAGLE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 580): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): BOLI of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): DOMJON of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 470): ELLYN GRUNE of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 457): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 434): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): POP KHAN of MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 402): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 380): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 496): GOLEM of THE PHILANTROPHISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 606): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 609): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 603): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 605): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 604): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 602): IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 591): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 580): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): IRE OF BROGUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 470): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 457): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 464): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 402): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 380): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 496): TRECK PEOPLE et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): BIG SHRIMP of ICE AGE (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 603): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): GOLD BULLION of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          CHROME CRIMPER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 591): WAR EAGLE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          MYSTIC MIRAGE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 580): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
                           BRENNA of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): SELINSIA of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): AUNTY ENTITY of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                             FOLMOR GRIGG of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): STITCHES of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
                                   FLICKED BOOGERS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 434): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
                            HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

All Hail Rocanis, greatest city in all the land!  Great fights last turn sorta, hope
for greater fights this turn--best of luck to ya all--less if it's vs. mine, of
course.

                      Banthius, mgr. Inconsistant Fury

     What did I do to deserve this?  I've been good, I've taken my turn at washing up
the dishes, I don't leave my socks lying around on the common-room floor, I don't
invite loud company over on the night before the fights, and for all this virtue,
which is not easy, I assure you, I get stuck with writing "a few words from the top"?

                                    Ellyn Grune

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ROCANIS a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS is pushed out of top team by INCONSISTENT FURY, who 
came from 2nd with a 4-1-1 this turn.  The INCONSISTENT FURY guild has had a 4-1-1 
turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of 
thing can lead.  And let's see, CHARLIE EKSA fought SPLAT and gained 9 points and 
contributed to MIDDLE WAY 20's 1-4-0.  DILILAH FRANN has lost to THE CODFATHER, 
falling 6 points, while helping make MIDDLE WAY 20 a 1-4-0 turn.  And all eyes were 
on TWIG LITE ZONE this turn as he ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  ROCANIS has 
a new victor!  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources 
that The Grub & Rub Bar and Bistro uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the STRAIGHT UP THUG stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on ROCANIS, what are you afraid of?  And guess who 
avoided STRAIGHT UP THUG stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was SLEEP WITH 
FISHES.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was MIDDLE WAY 20's 
warrior DILILAH FRANN.  More fighters challenged her than challenged the Duelmaster!  
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  The manager of MIDDLE WAY 20 will not be pleased to learn that DANDY 
FREW, a 3-1-0 fighter, has been killed at the hands of INCONSISTENT FURY's PURPLE 
KITTEN.  Seriously now, is it really honorable for PURPLE KITTEN from INCONSISTENT 
FURY to kill DANDY FREW and give MIDDLE WAY 20 the chance to bloodfeud?  Mmmm, could 
be.  Kudos go out to MOSSIE ROCKTROLL this turn, for revenging INCONSISTENT FURY's 
bloodfeud against THEM's warrior SLAM.  Well done.  Is it really true that ROCANIS 
has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ROCANIS and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in ROCANIS again, farewell-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWIG LITE ZONE 3537          16   9  0   117       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELLYN GRUNE 4108             11   3  0    88       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
-LOVEABLE LARRY 3981          19   8  0    85       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 MOSSIE ROCKTROLL 3549        12   9  0    83       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
-MR THUG 3982                 11  13  1    79       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
-TRITUS 4036                  13   9  0    75       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
 CHARLIE EKSA 4110             8   6  0    73       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RETIARIUS 4082                8   2  0    65       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
-LOIS THUG 3970               14  14  1    63       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 PURPLE KITTEN 4067            9   2  1    58       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE CODFATHER 4059            4   2  1    53       SLEEP WITH FISHES (431)
 DILILAH FRANN 4109            7   7  0    43       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 AIRSLICER DAN 4093            5   2  1    43       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 SPLAT 4070                    5   1  1    43       THEM (433)
-FRANCIS THUG 3986             7   7  0    35       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JUAN THUG-A-LOT 3999          7   6  0    29       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 ABELINDA CHASE 4105           7   7  0    28       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLAM 4094                     2   2  1    23       THEM (433)
-FURY KNIGHT 4103              3   0  0    22       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
-GWEN 4104                     3   0  0    21       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
-OVERHAUL 4100                 1   4  0     7       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
 VERMIN 4118                   1   0  0     6       THEM (433)
 RIA ROSEDANCER 4112           0   2  0     2       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CLOUD SURFER KYL 4098   2  1 0 INCONSISTENT FURY 20 SLAM 4094             468  JUST REVENGED
WILLOW 4099             0  2 0 KNIGHTS OF ROCANI 22 AIRSLICER DAN 4093    467  REVENGED
DANDY FREW 4106         3  2 0 MIDDLE WAY 20 435    PURPLE KITTEN 4067    471   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tritus -- Yep, that's what they told me I could expect. -- Charlie Eksa

Retiarius -- Go use that net on a fish, it's a menace on dry land. -- Dililah Frann

Splat -- I had no expectation of defeating a tourney victor, and behold, I was right.
-- Abelinda Chase

Overhaul -- Wore yourself out, eh?  Next time, don't try to haul such a big load all
at once.  Better to make two trips and not collapse at the end, I would think. --
Dandy Frew

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MOSSIE ROCKTROLL viciously subdued SLAM in a 2 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
SPLAT was handily defeated by CHARLIE EKSA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
THE CODFATHER won victory over DILILAH FRANN in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
ELLYN GRUNE was devastated by TWIG LITE ZONE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
PURPLE KITTEN murdered DANDY FREW in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
AIRSLICER DAN viciously subdued ABELINDA CHASE in a 2 minute bloody fight.
RIA ROSEDANCER was luckily beaten by VERMIN in a 4 minute gory amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  13 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  25 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  19 -  4      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  15 -  0      17  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 471 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TWIG LITE ZONE 3537        16   9  0  117 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
AIMED BLOW       ELLYN GRUNE 4108           11   3  0   88 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
SLASHING ATTACK  CHARLIE EKSA 4110           8   6  0   73 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
TOTAL PARRY      THE CODFATHER 4059          4   2  1   53 SLEEP WITH FISHES (431)
BASHING ATTACK   SPLAT 4070                  5   1  1   43 THEM (433)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TWIG LITE ZONE 3537.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MOSSIE ROCKTROLL 3549.  The ten other most popular fighters were DILILAH 
FRANN 4109, RIA ROSEDANCER 4112, CHARLIE EKSA 4110, THE CODFATHER 4059, TWIG LITE 
ZONE 3537, AIRSLICER DAN 4093, VERMIN 4118, PURPLE KITTEN 4067, DANDY FREW 4106, and 
ABELINDA CHASE 4105.

The least popular fighter this week was ELLYN GRUNE 4108.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SPLAT 4070, SLAM 4094, ABELINDA CHASE 4105, DANDY FREW 4106, 
PURPLE KITTEN 4067, VERMIN 4118, AIRSLICER DAN 4093, TWIG LITE ZONE 3537, THE 
CODFATHER 4059, and CHARLIE EKSA 4110.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TWIG LITE ZONE (56-3537) INCONSISTENT FURY (20)