DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/10/2009    Duedate: 12/23/2009

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-496

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SPLAT
THEM (433)
(56-4070) [16-1-1,168]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SPLAT                          CARTOGRAPHER
THEM (433)                     SEA DOGS (437)
(56-4070) [16-1-1,168]         (56-4144) [2-1-2,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ABELINDA CHASE                 RYVAS VOLKMAURI
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)            INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
(56-4105) [13-26-0,72]         (56-4166) [1-0-0,12]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)         49
2. SEA DOGS (437)              13      INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
3. INCONSISTENT FURY (20)      10      Unchartered Team
4. THEM (433)                   4
                                       SEA DOGS (437)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*SEA DOGS (437)             7   5  3 58.3   1/ 1 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   10  5 3
 2/ 1 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   375 295 31 56.0   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       9  6 0
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       99  95  1 51.0   3/ 3*SEA DOGS (437)            7  5 3
 4/ 4 THEM (433)                30  38  3 44.1   4/ 4 THEM (433)                5  5 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 632): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 634): ACE of CARDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 628): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 630): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 622): SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 627): 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 620): COPPER COMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 616): PETER PIQUIN of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 614): MONOLYTH of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 605): FEEL THE BUZZ of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 568): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 283): TEN LORDS ALEAPIN (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): KIRLA LORVIN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 495): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 482): PEACH FUZZ of FRUIT OF THE LOOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 461): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 459): LUISENYA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, 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 412): JADE RING of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 405): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 521): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 632): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 634): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 628): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 630): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 622): THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 627): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 313): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 620): TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 616): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 614): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 605): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 568): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 283): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 494): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 482): TWILIGHT BRIGADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 462): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 459): CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, 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 412): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 405): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 521): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 633): SOPHOCLES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 622): URSILA VINE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 312): EXPERIETIA of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 620): HORN ROCK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
              (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 616): PETER PIQUIN of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
                          LOU C. FIRR of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 615): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 495): FONZETH HILGRA of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 460): DECAY of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 459): LUISENYA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 458): FSSTIS KACHIEU of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 404): DANNI ROGERS of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ROCANIS, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Good things come to those who fight well, as 
MIDDLE WAY 20 can attest, moving up by 0.  MIDDLE WAY 20 had cause to celebrate, 
after EBRIA GANNET got 18 points by beating BALZEC.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking 
of which, EBRIA GANNET was winsome, after beating BALZEC and seeing him lose 14 
points.  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by RIA ROSEDANCER, of 
INCONSISTENT FURY, who despite a 17-10-2 couldn't overcome ROCANIS' Number 1.  Word 
has it one team in ROCANIS is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed 
life!   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in THEM are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  The warriors 
of THEM found their efforts at combat frustrated as INCONSISTENT FURY apparently had 
more important things to do than fight.  If challenges were horses, FONZETH HILGRA 
could open up a fast food joint!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  NAIRON in the Dark Arena wasn't enough for FONZETH HILGRA of INCONSISTENT 
FURY.  Maybe that certain serving girl(?) at The Wanton Troll will be!  Questions are 
being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain 
tavern in ROCANIS would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  ROCANIS, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Wanton Troll.  'Til 
next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPLAT 4070                   16   1  1   168       THEM (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EBRIA GANNET 4119            12  13  0   105       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIA ROSEDANCER 4112          17  10  2    84       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 BALZEC 4123                  14   7  2    80       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 ABELINDA CHASE 4105          13  26  0    72       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEBRA FARIN 4152              7   0  0    65       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 FREM HARID 4121              10  13  0    63       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 ERBIN GOETZ 4153              7   0  1    60       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARTOGRAPHER 4144             2   1  2    32       SEA DOGS (437)
 LOBSTER POT 4145              3   0  0    29       SEA DOGS (437)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SEAMAN 4147                   1   0  0    20       SEA DOGS (437)
 CRASH 4158                    1   1  0    13       THEM (433)
 NICKOLI DRYBONE 4167          1   0  0    13       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RYVAS VOLKMAURI 4166          1   0  0    12       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 ANCHOR THROWER 4148           1   2  1     8       SEA DOGS (437)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SMASH 4159              1  1 0 THEM 433             CARTOGRAPHER 4144     496   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Banthius -- Thank you for the warm welcome.  As it happens, I import my pirates from
the dungeons of the Delarquan Federation, so the absence of any bodies of water is
not a concern.  In fact, the city being surrounded by an ocean of sand might be a
good influence on my gladiators.  They should be less tempted to escape to their old
ways.  Most captured pirates face a fate far worse than gladiatorial combat so you
would think that they'd be grateful, but there is no changing human nature. -- One
Armed Bandit, mgr of Sea Dogs

Smash -- I couldn't lay a hand on you.  I'm going to have to bone up before we meet
again. -- Anchor Thrower

We were going to do "not much in the way of personals" again and blame it on the
cold, but it doesn't look like Jorja's going to let us get away with that.  Damn. --
the Middle Way

Fonzeth Hilgra -- Oh, well.  It's been that kind of week for several days already. --
Ebria Gannet

Ria Rosedancer -- Well, you're in fine fettle today!  Good thing one of us was. --
Abelinda Chase
P.S.  I know the "too cold" excuse isn't flying with Jorja, but it really IS too
cold.  I had intended to go south for the winter, I'd asked Debby Tonte for
directions to some good sunny beaches, but I just couldn't seem to scrape together
the cash.

Darned Rirorni Thug.  He doesn't have the wit to teach anything. -- Debra Farin

At least the Ambitious Guard was bit better in that department. -- Erbin Goetz

Rabid Gophers worry me.  What if they bite and give ME rabies? -- Frem Harid

Ria Rosedancer -- Nope, didn't hear a thing.  Probably because of the banana in my
ear. -- Frem Harid

Fonzeth Hilgra -- That's because fighting isn't about thinking, it all happens from
the spinal reflexes.  Who needs a head for that? -- Abelinda Chase

Our congratulations to Fonzeth Hilgra. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Splat -- Why don't you go ahead and graduate? -- Balzec

Ebria Gannet -- Ahh thanks for aranging my invite, I -YES!- am now Imoratal. --
Fonzeth Hilgra

Abelinda Chase -- A tough loss for you, but I think before long you'll be putting
together a nice set of wings. -- Ria Rosedancer

Frem Harid -- Hey, member 'bout that small wager we made, oh so long ago, when we
were standing in line to register with the gladiator commission?  He he, hope to see
ya at the Isle soon so I can collect. -- Fonzeth Hilgra

Monsters of the Dark -- I've been issued a torch, and my favorite weapon, finally.
Who shall match with me? -- Fonzeth

     Your favorite opponent?

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FONZETH HILGRA butchered NAIRON in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BALZEC was vanquished by EBRIA GANNET in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
SMASH was murdered by CARTOGRAPHER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
CRASH was unbelievably bested by LOBSTER POT in a 2 minute gory Challenge contest.
SPLAT overpowered RIA ROSEDANCER in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
DEBRA FARIN devastated RABID GOPHER in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
FREM HARID was narrowly defeated by RIRORNI SABOTEUR in a 2 minute master's brawl.
ABELINDA CHASE won victory over RIRORNI ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ERBIN GOETZ overpowered DOOM FROM THE SOUTH in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ANCHOR THROWER was savagely defeated by RYVAS VOLKMAURI in a 6 minute novice's fight.
NICKOLI DRYBONE overpowered RIRORNI ARCHER in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        22 -  11 -  6      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  12 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  15 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 496 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 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   SPLAT 4070                 16   1  1  168 THEM (433)
SLASHING ATTACK  RIA ROSEDANCER 4112        17  10  2   84 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
AIMED BLOW       BALZEC 4123                14   7  2   80 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEBRA FARIN 4152            7   0  0   65 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 RYVAS VOLKMAURI 4166.  The ten other most popular fighters were FREM HARID 
4121, CRASH 4158, ABELINDA CHASE 4105, DEBRA FARIN 4152, ERBIN GOETZ 4153, EBRIA 
GANNET 4119, SPLAT 4070, NICKOLI DRYBONE 4167, BALZEC 4123, and CARTOGRAPHER 4144.

The least popular fighter this week was RIA ROSEDANCER 4112.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SMASH 4159, ANCHOR THROWER 4148, LOBSTER POT 4145, CARTOGRAPHER 
4144, BALZEC 4123, NICKOLI DRYBONE 4167, SPLAT 4070, EBRIA GANNET 4119, ERBIN GOETZ 
4153, and DEBRA FARIN 4152.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

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