DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/05/2009    Duedate: 03/18/2009

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-476

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHARLIE EKSA
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
(56-4110) [10-9-0,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHARLIE EKSA                   POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)            
(56-4110) [10-9-0,93]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DILILAH FRANN                  SPLAT
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)            THEM (433)
(56-4109) [9-10-0,66]          (56-4070) [9-1-1,88]

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. MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)         19      INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
3. THEM (433)                   6      Unchartered Team

                                       WEAPONS I HATE (355)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   309 261 24 54.2   1/ 1 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)    9  6 1
 2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       48  47  0 50.5   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       7  8 0
 3/ 3 THEM (433)                17  23  3 42.5   3/ 3 THEM (433)                4  4 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 612): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 614): PYTHAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 608): REDTHORN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 610): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 609): GERMANICUS of GLADIATORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 607): GULF COAST D of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 303): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (Zulu, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 600): CALLISTO of VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 301): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 596): SNOWFLAKE of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 594): KORIENELLEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 548): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 279): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 260): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 475): AIRSLICER DAN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 462): BUSTED NUTS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 439): MELOST THE GRAY of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 398): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 385): HALGAR SNAGTOOTH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 501): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 612): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 614): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 608): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 610): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 609): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 607): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 303): STEEL AND SILK (Silky, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 600): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 596): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 594): RAVAGNING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 548): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 578): MIKES HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 260): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 475): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 462): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 439): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 398): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 385): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 501): DO IT AGAIN et al (Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 607): SIMULARCRUM of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
                            WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 607): GULF COAST D of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 599): FHRAIN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 547): SJORDHAL of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                             NORILITENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): RED DRAGON of CHAOTIX BEASTS (Rillion, mgr.)
                             JETHRO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                 (turn 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             PIZZA PIE PARTY of THINGS I DROOL IN (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 474): MOSSIE ROCKTROLL of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 405): KOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 384): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

All Hail Rocanis!  Greatest arena in all the land!  Yes, very surprised to be the DM
this last turn, hopefully this turn also.  Welp yea had some good fights last turn
Pocktroll vs Stone Giant was very good.  I do be a little amazed I lost it, laugh a
lot amazed.  BTW thank you commission for inviting him.

                              Banthius, mgr Inconsisten Fury

Oh and best of luck to ya all less it's vs mine of course.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Practice pays for BALZEC, who pummelled FREM 
HARID, to pocket 23 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and 
practice more, after losing 15 points to BALZEC.  (Discrete enough, FREM HARID?) In 
ROCANIS, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, 
CHARLIE EKSA.  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and 
ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst 
the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of INCONSISTENT FURY, alone and unchallenged. 
As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of THEM, so did that sorry team shy 
from INCONSISTENT FURY Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and RIA ROSEDANCER is 
it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't INCONSISTENT FURY proud!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have 
fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond 
my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Can anything compare to the pleasure 
of writing Spyreports for ROCANIS?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny 
Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARLIE EKSA 4110            10   9  0    93       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPLAT 4070                    9   1  1    88       THEM (433)
 AIRSLICER DAN 4093            9   3  1    78       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DILILAH FRANN 4109            9  10  0    66       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PURPLE KITTEN 4067           11   5  1    49       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 ABELINDA CHASE 4105           8  11  0    41       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIA ROSEDANCER 4112           4   3  1    41       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALZEC 4123                   1   0  0    23       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 FONZETH HILGRA 4120           3   1  0    19       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 EBRIA GANNET 4119             1   4  0    10       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 FREM HARID 4121               2   2  0     8       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CRASH 4116              2  2 0 THEM 433             RIA ROSEDANCER 4112   476   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Airslicer Dan -- Ouch!  You didn't warn me that you planned on slice the air I was
breathing.  Yikes. -- Charlie Eksa

Crash -- Do.  I'll sell popcorn and cold beer. -- Dililah Frann
P.S.  Er, you ARE indicating the intention to run a demolition derby type of race,
aren't you?

Ria Rosedancer -- Damn, it's the THORNS.  I think we should've left the Bad Apples to
deal with this stuff. -- Abelinda Chase

Those Rirorni Archers are helpless at close range. -- Frem Harid

Fonzeth Hilgra -- That's almost cute. -- Ebria Gannet

Purple Kitten -- Well, it looks like the Aruaki Association rejected you, since
you're listed as Kannar now.  You could get this fixed, if it matters. -- Dililah

Banthius -- We're, well, me, I'm conducting an informal survey which may be totally
useless as well as informal.  But here 'tis:  If some one arena were to be designated
a "role-playing" arena, what do you feel should be required of the players there?
Personals, obviously, but what else?  Short spotlights on a regular basis, no big
quests, just life in the arena and guildhouse?  Something that hasn't occurred to me
yet?  Not just the whole alliance wrangling thing as in North Fork (which is
remarkably amiable and enjoyable).  Some kind of open-ended contest-like competition?
If I can get some kind of clear image, I'm going to push it to the Commission and see
what happens. -- Jorja

Slam -- Arg! -- Purple Kitten

Slam -- Youlp you look pretty good - love bashers! -- Banthius

Ebria Garnet -- Nutz!  Nice learns. -- Fonzeth Hulgra

Charlie Eksa -- Didn't realize we would have the title fight, thanks for lettin' me
win. -- Airsiver DAn

Abelunda Chase -- Did the roses distract ya? -- Rid

Fram Harid -- Ya I like roses too, mine are stapled to the plate armour, so the not
much else is a sneaker. -- Ria Rogedancer

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CRASH was butchered by RIA ROSEDANCER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
AIRSLICER DAN was viciously subdued by CHARLIE EKSA in a 1 minute Title battle.
SPLAT savagely defeated RIRORNI SABOTEUR in a crowd pleasing 2 minute expert's fight.
PURPLE KITTEN was overpowered by DILILAH FRANN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ABELINDA CHASE bested AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute brawl.
FREM HARID was vanquished by BALZEC in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
EBRIA GANNET was luckily beaten by FONZETH HILGRA in a 2 minute amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  16 -  2      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  15 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  17 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 476 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  CHARLIE EKSA 4110          10   9  0   93 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
BASHING ATTACK   SPLAT 4070                  9   1  1   88 THEM (433)
AIMED BLOW       PURPLE KITTEN 4067         11   5  1   49 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DILILAH FRANN 4109.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SPLAT 4070.  The ten other most popular fighters were EBRIA GANNET 4119, 
FONZETH HILGRA 4120, CHARLIE EKSA 4110, RIA ROSEDANCER 4112, DILILAH FRANN 4109, 
BALZEC 4123, CRASH 4116, ABELINDA CHASE 4105, AIRSLICER DAN 4093, and PURPLE KITTEN 
4067.

The least popular fighter this week was FREM HARID 4121.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PURPLE KITTEN 4067, AIRSLICER DAN 4093, ABELINDA CHASE 4105, CRASH 
4116, BALZEC 4123, DILILAH FRANN 4109, RIA ROSEDANCER 4112, CHARLIE EKSA 4110, 
FONZETH HILGRA 4120, and EBRIA GANNET 4119.