DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/24/2009    Duedate: 01/06/2010

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-497

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EBRIA GANNET
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
(56-4119) [13-13-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EBRIA GANNET                   LOBSTER POT
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)            SEA DOGS (437)
(56-4119) [13-13-0,111]        (56-4145) [4-0-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ABELINDA CHASE                 RYVAS VOLKMAURI
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)            INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
(56-4105) [13-27-0,66]         (56-4166) [1-1-0,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INCONSISTENT FURY (20)      42
2. SEA DOGS (437)               3      INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
3. THEM (433)                   0      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)         -1
                                       SEA DOGS (437)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SEA DOGS (437)             8   6  3 57.1   1/ 1 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)    9  6 1
 2/ 2 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   379 296 31 56.1   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       9  6 0
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      101  98  1 50.8   3/ 3*SEA DOGS (437)            5  4 2
 4- 4 THEM (433)                30  38  3 44.1   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 633): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 635): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 629): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 631): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 623): SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): SMACK O'MALLEY of CLAN CROW (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): ULL BLOODSTORM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 617): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 615): MONOLYTH of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): FEEL THE BUZZ of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): 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 496): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 460): *HAPPY PHANTOM* of LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 420): TERREINE TYL TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 413): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 406): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 522): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 633): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 635): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 629): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 631): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 623): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 617): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 615): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): 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 495): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): TWILIGHT BRIGADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 460): CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 420): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 413): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 406): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 522): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 622): URSILA VINE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): COPPER COMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
              (turn 620): HORN ROCK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, 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.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): FEEL THE BUZZ of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, 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  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 459): LUISENYA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, 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.  MODREFT MEGLEEN caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested RIRORNI ARCHER and was awarded 
13 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BALZEC put down 
ABELINDA CHASE, causing her to lose 6 points of recognition in the process.  Due to 
its absence and inability to defend the throne, SPLAT has lost the title of 
Duelmaster.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail EBRIA 
GANNET, Duelmaster of ROCANIS!  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top 
team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ROCANIS "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  ROCANIS, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the 
names of thy guilds is THEM, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels. 
Apparently the stalwarts of INCONSISTENT FURY are catching the bulk of jests down at 
the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  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 - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a 
maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EBRIA GANNET 4119            13  13  0   111       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPLAT 4070                   16   1  1   168       THEM (433)
 RIA ROSEDANCER 4112          18  10  2    93       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALZEC 4123                  15   7  2    88       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABELINDA CHASE 4105          13  27  0    66       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 ERBIN GOETZ 4153              8   0  1    64       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 DEBRA FARIN 4152              7   1  0    62       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 FREM HARID 4121              10  14  0    61       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CARTOGRAPHER 4144             2   1  2    32       SEA DOGS (437)
 LOBSTER POT 4145              4   0  0    31       SEA DOGS (437)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NICKOLI DRYBONE 4167          2   0  0    22       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
-SEAMAN 4147                   1   0  0    20       SEA DOGS (437)
 RYVAS VOLKMAURI 4166          1   1  0    15       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
-CRASH 4158                    1   1  0    13       THEM (433)
 MODREFT MEGLEEN 4169          1   0  0    13       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANCHOR THROWER 4148           1   3  1     9       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

Balzec -- Why are you furious with me?  We hardly know each other!  Or... is it that
you WANT to know me better?  That could be arranged.... -- Ebria Gannet

Rabid Gophers are a menace and should be exterminated. -- Debra Farin

Why is the Rirorni Saboteur a dwarf?  I'm not getting this. -- Frem Harid

Yes, and it seems odd that the Rirorni Assassin is actually Ratani. -- Abelinda Chase

If we have to use golems in the arena, why import them from Rithakar?  They make
NASTY golems. -- Erbin Goetz

One Armed Bandit -- But what if your pirates decide to become caravan raiders?  With
the disappearance and probable non-return of Redhorse, there are many openings in
that field. -- Jorja

Ria Rosedancer -- What would I do with wings? -- Abelinda Chase

Fonzeth Hilgra -- As if.  I'll probably never make it. -- Frem Harid

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NICKOLI DRYBONE devastated ANCHOR THROWER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
RYVAS VOLKMAURI was outwaited by LOBSTER POT in a 10 minute Challenge battle.
EBRIA GANNET demolished ROCANI TURNCOAT in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
BALZEC devastated ABELINDA CHASE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RIA ROSEDANCER demolished DEBRA FARIN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
FREM HARID lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute fight.
ERBIN GOETZ devastated RIRORNI THUG in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MODREFT MEGLEEN handily defeated RIRORNI ARCHER in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        24 -   8 -  6      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  11 -  1      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  16 -  1      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   4 -  1      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 497 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         2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  RIA ROSEDANCER 4112        18  10  2   93 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
AIMED BLOW       BALZEC 4123                15   7  2   88 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
BASHING ATTACK   ERBIN GOETZ 4153            8   0  1   64 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEBRA FARIN 4152            7   1  0   62 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 EBRIA GANNET 
4119, FREM HARID 4121, NICKOLI DRYBONE 4167, RIA ROSEDANCER 4112, ERBIN GOETZ 4153, 
BALZEC 4123, DEBRA FARIN 4152, MODREFT MEGLEEN 4169, ANCHOR THROWER 4148, and 
ABELINDA CHASE 4105.

The least popular fighter this week was LOBSTER POT 4145.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ABELINDA CHASE 4105, ANCHOR THROWER 4148, MODREFT MEGLEEN 4169, 
DEBRA FARIN 4152, BALZEC 4123, ERBIN GOETZ 4153, RIA ROSEDANCER 4112, NICKOLI DRYBONE 
4167, FREM HARID 4121, and EBRIA GANNET 4119.