DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/26/2009    Duedate: 12/09/2009

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-495

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SPLAT
THEM (433)
(56-4070) [15-1-1,157]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SPLAT                          LOBSTER POT
THEM (433)                     SEA DOGS (437)
(56-4070) [15-1-1,157]         (56-4145) [2-0-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ABELINDA CHASE                 DEBRA FARIN
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)            MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
(56-4105) [12-26-0,62]         (56-4152) [6-0-0,59]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THEM (433)                  45
2. SEA DOGS (437)              22      INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
3. INCONSISTENT FURY (20)      19      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)          7
                                       SEA DOGS (437)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   372 293 30 55.9   1/ 1 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   10  5 2
 2/ 1*SEA DOGS (437)             5   4  2 55.6   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       8  7 1
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       95  94  1 50.3   3/ 3*SEA DOGS (437)            5  4 2
 4/ 4 THEM (433)                29  36  3 44.6   4/ 4 THEM (433)                4  3 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 631): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 633): SOPHOCLES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 627): QRYSYS of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 629): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 621): ZALMAN ARVO of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 626): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 313): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 619): JULIANUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 615): LOU C. FIRR of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 613): DIRTY HOWEL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 604): VEXED VIKING of PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 567): BITT BETRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 282): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 494): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 481): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 460): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 458): FSSTIS KACHIEU of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 218): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 419): JAXON of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 411): JADE RING of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 404): DANNI ROGERS of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 520): JEANNE D'ARC of GORGEOUS GOBLINS (Bartender, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 631): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 633): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 627): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 629): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 621): THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 626): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 313): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 619): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 615): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 613): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 604): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 567): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 282): THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 493): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 481): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 461): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 458): TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 218): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 419): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 411): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 404): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 520): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 633): SOPHOCLES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 625): MODERN SCENE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 312): EXPERIETIA of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 619): VON GROV of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
                               ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 615): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 611): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 603): OEDIPUS of MOMMY DEAREST (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 281): SPECTRE of GOTHIC MINISTRY (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 493): PURPLE KITTEN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 460): DECAY of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 458): FSSTIS KACHIEU of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 404): DANNI ROGERS of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ROCANIS games.  Did only my eyes note the 3-1-0 record 
which THEM managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw 
challengers!  LOBSTER POT caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested MAGE'S APPRENTICE and was awarded 13 points in recognition.  In one 
of the week's more notable duels, RIA ROSEDANCER put down ABELINDA CHASE, causing her 
to lose 4 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has SPLAT in the 
past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week it's proven its combat 
skill yet again.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never 
fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  THEM is feared.  This much I can 
say.  Apparently the stalwarts of INCONSISTENT FURY are catching the bulk of jests 
down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ROCANIS.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  
The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPLAT 4070                   15   1  1   157       THEM (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FONZETH HILGRA 4120          19   4  2    94       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 BALZEC 4123                  14   6  2    94       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIA ROSEDANCER 4112          17   9  2    87       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 EBRIA GANNET 4119            11  13  0    87       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABELINDA CHASE 4105          12  26  0    62       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 DEBRA FARIN 4152              6   0  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 FREM HARID 4121              10  12  0    58       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERBIN GOETZ 4153              6   0  1    50       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOBSTER POT 4145              2   0  0    26       SEA DOGS (437)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARTOGRAPHER 4144             1   1  1    23       SEA DOGS (437)
-SEAMAN 4147                   1   0  0    20       SEA DOGS (437)
 CRASH 4158                    1   0  0    13       THEM (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMASH 4159                    1   0  0    12       THEM (433)
 ANCHOR THROWER 4148           1   1  1     7       SEA DOGS (437)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TROCARAN DESERTE        0  0 0                      CARTOGRAPHER 4144     495  NONE
DEMONIC BUFFALO 4155    1  1 0 INCONSISTENT FURY 20 JO-KOBA HARRO         495  NONE
PLAYDO PLAYDOLL 4156    0  1 0 INCONSISTENT FURY 20 STEV STONEFIST        495  NONE
MAN OVERBOARD 4157      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 437         NAIRON                495  NONE
THUD 4151               0  1 0 THEM 433             JO-KOBA HARRO         495  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sea Dogs -- Welcome, welcome, and welcome again.  Most exciting that a new crew of
fine warriors has arrived to test their collective mettles on the sands of Rocanis.
*smiles*  Ah, just in case you and yours haven't noticed, Rocanis is a desert city,
and aside from a few wells around the area, there is no water--only an ocean of sand.
So I do hope you all are ready, and again, welcome! -- Banthius and the Inconsistent
Fury

Cartographer -- Not sure what I didn't do to impress the boss.  Like you know, I won
and all that, but I've been issued a torch. -- Demonic Buffalo

Rocani Turncoat -- And you're slain.  That happens to turncoats.  It's standard
policy for most organizations to make traitors dead. -- Balzec

Frem Harid -- I'm sure someone said go, did you hear them? -- Ria Rosedancer

Abelinda Chase -- I must congratulate you on your tenacity.  Most would have given up
after their head left the shoulders behind and went for a nice fly.  But no--not
yourself!  You fought back!  Impressive and scary!  Headless half-elf monster! *grin*
-- Fonzeth Hilgra

Rocanis -- 3-0 against stand-ins, 0-1 against buffaloes.  We're not sure what to make
of this, yet. -- Sea Dogs

     Lemonade?

Splat -- Wow, talk about "too much party the night before," I fell right into that.
Ouch. -- Ebria Gannet

Fonzeth Hilgra -- Listen, I don't *need* this! -- Abelinda Chase
P.S.  I need WINS.

Ria Rosedancer -- I don't see why Ebria likes to dance with you.  I got all prickled.
-- Frem Harid

Ambitious Guard, forsooth! -- Debra Farin

Forsooth, indeed. -- Erbin Goetz

Yeah, I know, not much in the way of personals.  Blame it on overeating. -- the
Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEMONIC BUFFALO was viciously butchered by JO-KOBA HARRO in a 3 minute fight.
THUD was viciously butchered by JO-KOBA HARRO in a 3 minute Dark Arena battle.
MAN OVERBOARD was murdered by NAIRON in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
PLAYDO PLAYDOLL was dealt death by STEV STONEFIST in a 3 minute Dark Arena contest.
SPLAT overpowered BALZEC in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
EBRIA GANNET was bested by FONZETH HILGRA in a popular 1 minute expert's brawl.
RIA ROSEDANCER devastated ABELINDA CHASE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DEBRA FARIN defeated RIRORNI THUG in a 2 minute melee.
ERBIN GOETZ vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FREM HARID viciously subdued RABID GOPHER in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner fight.
CARTOGRAPHER executed TROCARAN DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
LOBSTER POT overpowered MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 9 minute one-sided match.
ANCHOR THROWER was viciously subdued by SMASH in a 3 minute brutal novice's contest.
CRASH devastated RIRORNI ARCHER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        21 -  11 -  4      66  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  13 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  15 -  1      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 495 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        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         4  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   SPLAT 4070                 15   1  1  157 THEM (433)
AIMED BLOW       FONZETH HILGRA 4120        19   4  2   94 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
SLASHING ATTACK  RIA ROSEDANCER 4112        17   9  2   87 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEBRA FARIN 4152            6   0  0   59 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ABELINDA CHASE 4105.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DEMONIC BUFFALO 4155.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEBRA FARIN 
4152, FREM HARID 4121, PLAYDO PLAYDOLL 4156, FONZETH HILGRA 4120, RIA ROSEDANCER 
4112, SPLAT 4070, ERBIN GOETZ 4153, CARTOGRAPHER 4144, CRASH 4158, and EBRIA GANNET 
4119.

The least popular fighter this week was LOBSTER POT 4145.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ANCHOR THROWER 4148, BALZEC 4123, MAN OVERBOARD 4157, THUD 
4151, SMASH 4159, ABELINDA CHASE 4105, EBRIA GANNET 4119, CRASH 4158, CARTOGRAPHER 
4144, and ERBIN GOETZ 4153.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FONZETH HILGRA (56-4120) INCONSISTENT FURY (20)