DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/05/2010    Duedate: 08/18/2010

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-513

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CRASH
THEM (433)
(56-4158) [7-5-1,77]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CRASH                          RUBY
THEM (433)                     ON THE ROCKS (439)
(56-4158) [7-5-1,77]           (56-4173) [5-2-0,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEBRA FARIN                    ONYX
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)            ON THE ROCKS (439)
(56-4152) [16-8-1,61]          (56-4205) [3-1-0,40]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ON THE ROCKS (439)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ON THE ROCKS (439)          55
2. THEM (433)                   9      MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
3. MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)         -5      Unchartered Team

                                       ON THE ROCKS (439)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 4*ON THE ROCKS (439)        18  16  1 52.9   1/ 2*ON THE ROCKS (439)       10  5 1
 2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      142 137  2 50.9   2/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       9  6 1
 3/ 3 THEM (433)                44  52  5 45.8   3/ 4 THEM (433)                3  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 649): SHADY SHIPWRIGHT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 651): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 533): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 630): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 622): PELICAN EELE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): VAISTINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 291): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): CASS DOLLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 498): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 479): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 429): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 422): JOEY of J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 651): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 533): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): NIGHTMARE WRATH (The Laughing Man, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): MINOR THREAT (Mr. Pirate, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 630): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 622): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 291): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 498): THE BROTHERHOOD (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 479): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 436): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 428): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 430): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                          RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 644): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (Howard Phillips Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): CRIS CROFT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 646): SILENCE IS GOLDEN of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
                          WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (TURN 636): ENCOLPIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
                          SILVER SAW of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 632): SARLOW of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 629): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 621): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): LOVE of LORDS OF VIRTUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 428): ROD DEDEAUX of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     A standby?  Bah.  Nothing matters now that Inconsistent Fury has deserted me.

                                   Abelinda Chase

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys 
to dogpile on.  ON THE ROCKS now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep 
it.  Hey everybody, watch out for GARNET, who flew up 15 points in the rankings after 
mashing GILPAR IBBINS like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a 
basher in the top ten was GILPAR IBBINS, who dropped 10 points after a disappointing 
(to say the least) bout with GARNET.  Well, everybody's pal ABELINDA CHASE moved hers 
record to 20-36-0 by defeating RIRORNI SPY in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 
2 recognition points.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps 
T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid INCONSISTENT FURY, please raise you 
hand.  Wow.  Does ROCANIS really have that many liars?  For those of you who like 
math, try this one:  INCONSISTENT FURY + Weapons That go Boom = ON THE ROCKS + Avoid 
City.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of GILPAR IBBINS, who was this week's 
most challenged warrior.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Yes, and another newbie bites the dust as POW! goes down 
under the sword of DEBRA FARIN.  Thanks to this, DEBRA FARIN now has 61 recognition 
points.  And who needs the Dark Arena if you've got DEBRA FARIN around?  This week 
she decorated hers armor with POW!.  Who's next?  Here's some advice:  warriors with 
little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the ROCANIS giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya next time 
I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRASH 4158                    7   5  1    77       THEM (433)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERBIN GOETZ 4153             15   9  1    63       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 DEBRA FARIN 4152             16   8  1    61       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUBY 4173                     5   2  0    58       ON THE ROCKS (439)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OPAL 4172                     5   2  0    48       ON THE ROCKS (439)
 AGATE 4194                    3   3  0    43       ON THE ROCKS (439)
 ONYX 4205                     3   1  0    40       ON THE ROCKS (439)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORLIS HOOLER 4183            7   7  0    28       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARNET 4207                   2   1  1    22       ON THE ROCKS (439)
-SMASH 4192                    3   3  0    14       THEM (433)
 GILPAR IBBINS 4197            3   3  0    12       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
POW! 4170               2  1 0 THEM 433             DEBRA FARIN 4152      513   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Opal -- Such a pretty stone, but I have to remember that opals can be fragile.  I
don't want to shatter you. -- Erbin Goetz the smitten
P.S.  I'm pretending you're a woman, you see.

Onyx -- Basic black, eh?  Always a good choice. -- Debra Farin

Agate -- Ah!  Did you SEE how much we frustrated the arenamaster?  Let's try for
longer yet this time. -- Forlis Hooler

I don't mind a win over a standby. -- Gilpar Ibbins

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GARNET bested GILPAR IBBINS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
ABELINDA CHASE savagely defeated RIRORNI SPY in a 2 minute gory one-sided melee.
ERBIN GOETZ lost to CRASH in a 1 minute bloody Title brawl.
DEBRA FARIN assassinated POW! in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
OPAL devastated RIRORNI THUG in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
RUBY overpowered RIRORNI SOLDIERS in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
FORLIS HOOLER was viciously subdued by ONYX in a 7 minute competition.
AGATE viciously subdued RIRORNI THUG in a popular 4 minute gruesome duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  12 -  2      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   8 -  2      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   5 -  0       0  |

Turn 513 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CRASH 4158                  7   5  1   77 THEM (433)
BASHING ATTACK   ERBIN GOETZ 4153           15   9  1   63 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEBRA FARIN 4152           16   8  1   61 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
AIMED BLOW       RUBY 4173                   5   2  0   58 ON THE ROCKS (439)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DEBRA FARIN 4152.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ONYX 4205.  The ten other most popular fighters were AGATE 4194, GARNET 
4207, RUBY 4173, CRASH 4158, DEBRA FARIN 4152, OPAL 4172, GILPAR IBBINS 4197, ERBIN 
GOETZ 4153, POW! 4170, and FORLIS HOOLER 4183.

The least popular fighter this week was FORLIS HOOLER 4183.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were POW! 4170, ERBIN GOETZ 4153, GILPAR IBBINS 4197, OPAL 4172, 
DEBRA FARIN 4152, CRASH 4158, RUBY 4173, GARNET 4207, AGATE 4194, and ONYX 4205.

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

ABELINDA CHASE (56-4105) MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        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!