DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/30/2009    Duedate: 05/13/2009

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-480

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

IN HIDING
YIELD (405)
(56-3902) [12-7-2,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IN HIDING                      POSITION IS EMPTY
YIELD (405)                    
(56-3902) [12-7-2,115]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DILILAH FRANN                  FREM HARID
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)            MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
(56-4109) [11-12-0,87]         (56-4121) [3-4-0,19]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INCONSISTENT FURY (20)      24
2. YIELD (405)                 13      INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
3. MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)          5      Unchartered Team
4. THEM (433)                   0
                                       WAR COVERAGE (164)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   325 265 26 55.1   1/ 1 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   13  2 2
 2/ 2 YIELD (405)               58  59  8 49.6   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       7  8 0
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       56  59  0 48.7   3/ 3 YIELD (405)               4  2 0
 4- 4 THEM (433)                18  25  3 41.9   4- 4 THEM (433)                1  2 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 616): HEMPEN JIG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 618): PHILOLAUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 612): AVENGELINA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 614): ZIGADENUS of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 613): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 611): WEE MAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 305): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 604): ELVIRA MADIGAN of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): ANTIOCH of WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 600): MOUNTAIN GENERAL of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 598): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 589): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 552): KRYSTAL MEYERS of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 281): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 262): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 479): DILILAH FRANN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 466): BUSTED NUTS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 446): GAROK of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 443): GRIZOLPOP of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 210): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 407): MOKO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 400): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 389): HALGAR SNAGTOOTH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 505): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 616): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 618): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 612): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 614): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 613): GLADIATORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 611): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 305): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 604): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 600): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 598): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 589): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 552): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 281): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 261): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 479): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 466): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 446): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 443): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 210): MIDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 407): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 400): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 389): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 505): REIGNING DOOM et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 612): AVENGELINA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 611): WEE MAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                (turn 610): PUBLIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, 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 604): ELVIRA MADIGAN of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
              (turn 603): DAISY CHAINS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                          RED BULL of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): THERMOPYLAE of WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
                   (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 599): LUCIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 552): KRYSTAL MEYERS of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
                 (turn 551): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
                             BLACKENED of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
                 (turn 274): KILLING JOKE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 465): DEATH STUD of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 442): MELOST THE GRAY of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 209): MALUS S'PROUT of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 386): SHANNA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                               CHELBAGHEERA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Good gods, Dan, what were you doing over there?  Yes, I can see, slicing the
air, but didn't you remember that this is the arena and you're supposed to go after
your opponent?  I mean, yes, you got that air sliced to a fare-thee-well, AND picked
up some good skills in the process, but you left ME with the column to write.

                                   Dililah Frann

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for DOBAHEI, who flew up 11 points in the rankings after mashing FREM HARID 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten 
was BIG 'UN, who dropped 7 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with 
EBRIA GANNET.  IN HIDING got through to the Duelmaster this turn.  No doubt he was 
more than anxious to kick DILILAH FRANN's tail out of the throne!  It's a proud day 
for the YIELD stable, as their warrior, IN HIDING, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  
4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that 
location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ROCANIS arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad THEM?  Big bad THEM.  Big bad THEM.  
ROCANIS' afraid of the big bad THEM.  Tra la la la la!  And you guys like to boo me?  
Well, unsling your rasberries, cause YIELD beats feet every time THEM smiles at them. 
Try farming, eh?  Can any one out there say 'weasel'?  Oh well, just saying PURPLE 
KITTEN will do.  She challenged 24 points down to trash ABELINDA CHASE.  Definition 
of petty:  PURPLE KITTEN bested ABELINDA CHASE, a mismatch of 24 points.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time 
is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been real, and its been fun, 
but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IN HIDING 3902               12   7  2   115       YIELD (405)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPLAT 4070                   10   1  1    97       THEM (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARLIE EKSA 4110            12  11  0    94       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DILILAH FRANN 4109           11  12  0    87       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 AIRSLICER DAN 4093           10   6  1    69       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PURPLE KITTEN 4067           15   5  1    64       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 FONZETH HILGRA 4120           7   1  1    58       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 RIA ROSEDANCER 4112           7   4  1    57       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALZEC 4123                   5   0  1    55       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
-SAWTOOTH 3944                 8   4  0    47       YIELD (405)
 ABELINDA CHASE 4105           8  15  0    42       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 EBRIA GANNET 4119             4   5  0    36       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOBAHEI 4076                  5   2  0    27       YIELD (405)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREM HARID 4121               3   4  0    19       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 BIG 'UN 4124                  1   1  0     8       YIELD (405)

'-' 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  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

That Priest of Mytori should stick to his priesting. -- Charlie Eksa

Purple Kitten -- You know, we should both get out more, meet other people. --
Abelinda Chase
P.S.  You have a strange notion of "fun."

Cult Member, bah! -- Frem Harid

As Persistent Beggars go, that one is pathetic.  What happened to our REAL Persistent
Beggar? -- Ebria Gannet

Banthius -- I would never tell another player they can't HAVE a contest, I just don't
think they help in the long run. -- Jorja

Abelinda Chase -- *purr*  Three times in a row we have matched up, that time you
looked tired, did ya go out to the Wanton Troll the night before?  *smiles* *giggle*
*grin* -- Purple Kitten
P.S.  So sorry I have to post against you this cycle, Banth says I can't let you
squish the pups!  Hugs best of luck to ya, before and after of course. *purr*

Dililah Frann -- Nutz!  *sigh*  Maybe next time I'll get you. -- Airslicer Dan

Rirorni Thug -- Another thug!  HOw many crimes err criminals r there left in Rocanis?
-- Ria Rosedancer

     Lots.

Doomed Gerbil from the South -- Slice and dice! -- Balzec and Fenzeth Hilgra

29 April 09
Greetings All -- This is Vincent Michaels, "the Rake", mgr. of the Stormbringers out
of DM 33 Niatoli Island, back after a relatively long layoff.  I come back to my
arena to find only two other teams there.  Terrible!  I'm calling on all you managers
out there who have inactive teams in Niatoli to put them back in the game.  Also,
anyone else who wants to come check out our little island are welcome.  Good food and
a lot of good gambling, and you will have a chance to smack around Gen. GirlPants and
his band of Ravaged Queens.  Great fun.  Come one, come all!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IN HIDING devastated DILILAH FRANN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
PURPLE KITTEN won victory over ABELINDA CHASE in a 1 minute expert's Challenge battle.
DOBAHEI subdued FREM HARID in a action packed 3 minute Challenge fight.
BIG 'UN was devastated by EBRIA GANNET in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
CHARLIE EKSA savagely defeated AIRSLICER DAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
FONZETH HILGRA vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
RIA ROSEDANCER devastated RIRORNI THUG in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
BALZEC handily defeated DOOM FROM THE SOUTH in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        19 -   7 -  3      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   8 -  2      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  17 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  16 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 480 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   IN HIDING 3902             12   7  2  115 YIELD (405)
SLASHING ATTACK  CHARLIE EKSA 4110          12  11  0   94 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
AIMED BLOW       PURPLE KITTEN 4067         15   5  1   64 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 FREM HARID 4121.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHARLIE EKSA 
4110, DOBAHEI 4076, IN HIDING 3902, PURPLE KITTEN 4067, EBRIA GANNET 4119, AIRSLICER 
DAN 4093, FONZETH HILGRA 4120, RIA ROSEDANCER 4112, BALZEC 4123, and ABELINDA CHASE 
4105.

The least popular fighter this week was BIG 'UN 4124.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DILILAH FRANN 4109, ABELINDA CHASE 4105, BALZEC 4123, RIA ROSEDANCER 
4112, FONZETH HILGRA 4120, AIRSLICER DAN 4093, EBRIA GANNET 4119, PURPLE KITTEN 4067, 
IN HIDING 3902, and DOBAHEI 4076.