DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/27/2010    Duedate: 06/09/2010

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-508

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RYVAS VOLKMAURI
INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
(56-4166) [7-5-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RYVAS VOLKMAURI                RUBY
INCONSISTENT FURY (20)         ON THE ROCKS (439)
(56-4166) [7-5-0,104]          (56-4173) [2-0-0,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ABELINDA CHASE                 RYVAS VOLKMAURI
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)            INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
(56-4105) [17-34-0,85]         (56-4166) [7-5-0,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ON THE ROCKS (439)          45
2. INCONSISTENT FURY (20)      43      INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
3. THEM (433)                   0      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)         -4
                                       ON THE ROCKS (439)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   405 318 33 56.0   1/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       8  7 0
 2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      128 126  1 50.4   2/ 3 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)    6  9 0
 3- 3 THEM (433)                40  47  5 46.0   3- 1 THEM (433)                5  2 1
 4/ 0*ON THE ROCKS (439)         4   5  0 44.4   4/ 0*ON THE ROCKS (439)        2  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 644): RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 646): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 523): CRAZED CANARY of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 640): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H. P. L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 642): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 634): GRACCHUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 635): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 319): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 632): BIMBO SLICE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 317): SINGALEK of THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 628): ENVY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 625): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 617): FARTIOR of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 580): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 295): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 276): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 507): ABELINDA CHASE of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 494): FALKYNOR of THE WILLBURYS 13 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 474): FALLING LEAF of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 469): CHAEGO SARILDAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 224): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 431): POLYNIKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 424): JAGUAR JON of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 417): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 533): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 644): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 646): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 523): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 640): VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 642): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 634): GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 635): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 319): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 632): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 317): THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 628): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 625): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 617): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 580): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 295): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 276): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 507): THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 494): TWILIGHT BRIGARDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 474): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 222): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 431): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 424): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 417): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 533): THE WILLBURYS 13 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 522): ROBERTO LEATHAM of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 640): AGATE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 642): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): SECI of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 617): FARTIOR of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 579): SENJIRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 506): FREM HARID of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 493): PERFECT SNOTLING of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 473): DRAGON HARVEST of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I thank Nikoli for "being there when I needed him," as I understand holding the
title brings useful political points and thus leads toward graduation.  Graduation
seems like a worthy goal!

                                   Abelinda Chase

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ROCANIS games.  Former top team THEM was unseated this 
week as MIDDLE WAY 20 moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 2-3-0 
record for the round.  MODREFT MEGLEEN caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested DEBRA FARIN and was awarded 24 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, MODREFT MEGLEEN put down DEBRA 
FARIN, causing her to lose 19 points of recognition in the process.  The city has 
turned out in honor of RYVAS VOLKMAURI, for with his arena victory he may now lay 
claim to the highest position in the city!  Informants "close" to the city champion 
have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out! 
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ROCANIS "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  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 we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms 
no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RYVAS VOLKMAURI 4166          7   5  0   104       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABELINDA CHASE 4105          17  34  0    85       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 ERBIN GOETZ 4153             13   6  1    73       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MODREFT MEGLEEN 4169          7   4  1    61       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NICKOLI DRYBONE 4167          7   4  0    52       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 DEBRA FARIN 4152             12   7  0    47       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CRASH 4158                    4   4  1    33       THEM (433)
-SMASH 4192                    3   1  0    31       THEM (433)
 RUBY 4173                     2   0  0    25       ON THE ROCKS (439)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OPAL 4172                     2   0  0    22       ON THE ROCKS (439)
-POW! 4170                     1   0  0    20       THEM (433)
-WALLOP 4187                   3   1  1    19       THEM (433)
 FORLIS HOOLER 4183            4   5  0    17       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 DIXIE DOO 4196                1   0  0    15       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IEZA VON DRAKA 4195           1   2  0    11       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 GILPAR IBBINS 4197            1   0  0     6       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 AGATE 4194                    0   1  0     5       ON THE ROCKS (439)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SAPPHIRE 4174           0  1 0 ON THE ROCKS 439     ARENAMASTER AMEL      508  NONE
TOPAZ 4171              0  2 0 ON THE ROCKS 439     TABAR THE KNIFE       508  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

1-4 Ulgg Ick  Reminds me of nuthin good. -- Banthius

Debra -- Thanks for letting me win. -- Ryvas Volkmauri

*Pow!*  Yulp...  Methinks you're going to be "difficult" to dish losses to--very
impressive. -- Ieza Von Draka

Abelinda -- Oh, I think a graduate could be in your future now. *hugs* --
thatssortacreepy N. Drybone

Erbin -- I deserved that. -- Nodreth McGleen

Ryvas Volkmauri -- I have seldom encountered such a splendid student. -- Debra Farin

Modreft Megleen -- You don't want to get over-confident, boy! -- Erbin Goetz

This Priest of Mytori isn't very persuasive. -- Frem Harid, not much for religion of
any flavor

Crash -- Ouch. -- Forlis Hooler

Skuli -- Fare you well. -- the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TOPAZ was viciously butchered by TABAR THE KNIFE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SAPPHIRE was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER AMEL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
ABELINDA CHASE was handily defeated by RYVAS VOLKMAURI in a 2 minute Title match.
DEBRA FARIN was bested by MODREFT MEGLEEN in a popular 1 minute fight.
NICKOLI DRYBONE was demolished by ERBIN GOETZ in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
RUBY vanquished FORLIS HOOLER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
OPAL narrowly defeated IEZA VON DRAKA in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brawl.
AGATE was defeated by GILPAR IBBINS in a 3 minute gruesome beginner's melee.
DIXIE DOO vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        17 -   7 -  1      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   8 -  3      68  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  16 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 508 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     2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      RYVAS VOLKMAURI 4166        7   5  0  104 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
BASHING ATTACK   ERBIN GOETZ 4153           13   6  1   73 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
LUNGING ATTACK   MODREFT MEGLEEN 4169        7   4  1   61 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
AIMED BLOW       NICKOLI DRYBONE 4167        7   4  0   52 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEBRA FARIN 4152           12   7  0   47 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 OPAL 4172, 
IEZA VON DRAKA 4195, MODREFT MEGLEEN 4169, GILPAR IBBINS 4197, ABELINDA CHASE 4105, 
DEBRA FARIN 4152, ERBIN GOETZ 4153, RUBY 4173, AGATE 4194, and TOPAZ 4171.

The least popular fighter this week was NICKOLI DRYBONE 4167.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DIXIE DOO 4196, FORLIS HOOLER 4183, SAPPHIRE 4174, TOPAZ 4171, 
AGATE 4194, RUBY 4173, ERBIN GOETZ 4153, DEBRA FARIN 4152, ABELINDA CHASE 4105, and 
GILPAR IBBINS 4197.

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be down south this year, located in Orlando, Florida on July 9-11, 
2010.  It will be held at the Courtyard Orlando International Drive, near Universal 
Studios and Sea World, and not far from the Disney parks.  The hotel is located at 
8600 Austrian Court, Orlando, 32819 (800-321-2211).  Rooms are $112/night, 1-2 
occupancy, and are listed under the Reality Simulations room block.  

The hotel features free parking and free high-speed wireless internet in all 
guestrooms.  The hotel has an pool, jacuzzi, and fitness center.  There's a Starbucks, 
a restaurant, and a little Market where you can get snacks and sandwiches all day and 
night.  There are tons of restaurants nearby on I-Drive.

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!