DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/11/2010    Duedate: 11/24/2010

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-520

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ERBIN GOETZ
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
(56-4153) [19-12-1,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DEBRA FARIN                    COBRA
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)            SERPENTS HOLD (442)
(56-4152) [20-11-2,117]        (56-4213) [3-2-2,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RYVAS VOLKMAURI                BERNILLA DANZ
INCONSISTENT FURY (20)         MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
(56-4166) [13-7-1,87]          (56-4209) [6-1-0,47]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)         70
2. SERPENTS HOLD (442)          8      INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
3. THEM (433)                   0      Unchartered Team
4. ON THE ROCKS (439)           0
5. INCONSISTENT FURY (20)     -47      SERPENTS HOLD (442)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3*SERPENTS HOLD (442)        3   2  2 60.0   1/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       7  6 1
 2/ 1 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   430 332 34 56.4   2/ 1 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)    5  5 0
 3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      160 152  3 51.3   3- 3 THEM (433)                3  0 2
 4- 4 THEM (433)                53  56  8 48.6   4/ 4*SERPENTS HOLD (442)       2  0 2
 5- 5 ON THE ROCKS (439)        26  33  2 44.1   5- 5 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 656): BISBEE BLUE of BLUE MOON (JorjaX, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 658): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 547): ZOMBIE PARENT of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 652): STONEBOW of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 653): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 646): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 647): THE GREAT GAZOO of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 325): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 644): KILLIAN MCGUINES of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 623): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 640): LAYLA of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 637): DIRTY HOWEL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 629): MAIRIE MCANGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 588): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 301): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): KANA BALISTIC of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 282): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 519): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 504): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 486): TOM BAKER of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 481): KRAIT of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 230): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 442): MARDEL TEN VAREN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 436): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 429): JOEY of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 545): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 656): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 658): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 547): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 652): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 654): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 646): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 647): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 325): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 644): CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 323): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 640): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 637): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 629): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 590): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 301): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): OPHIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 282): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 519): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 504): BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 486): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 481): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 230): SUPER STARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 442): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 436): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 429): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 545): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 546): JOEL OLIVER of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 654): ELEESIA of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
               (turn 653): GOLDEN EAGLE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 647): MINI ME of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 644): KILLIAN MCGUINES of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 640): LAYLA of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
              (turn 639): LIL ETHE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 637): DIRTY HOWEL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                          (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 480): CHAEGO SARILDAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                              LOEKER SMITH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt ROCANIS will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as INCONSISTENT FURY is pushed out of top team by MIDDLE WAY 20, who came 
from 2nd with a 3-1-1 this turn.  And let's see, DEBRA FARIN fought MODREFT MEGLEEN 
and gained 48 points and contributed to MIDDLE WAY 20's 3-1-1.  NICKOLI DRYBONE has 
lost to RIRORNI SPY, falling 6 points, while helping make INCONSISTENT FURY a 1-4-0 
turn.  And not without some honor, ERBIN GOETZ now claims the title and throne of 
Duelmaster of ROCANIS.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, 
cramped under the table at Mylar's?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  In a brave attempt, HAL'IGGE JOYROC 
from INCONSISTENT FURY challenged up 18 points to fight FORLIS HOOLER from the MIDDLE 
WAY 20 stable.  HAL'IGGE JOYROC perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he won 
victory over FORLIS HOOLER and ended up with 41 recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Hearty mugs of ale were raised in ROCANIS today as MODREFT MEGLEEN 
was bid farewell to a 13-6-1 warrior, with DEBRA FARIN of MIDDLE WAY 20 standing 
silent and pensive.  The bigger they are, as they say.  And what I say is that DEBRA 
FARIN had better watch out for INCONSISTENT FURY, seeing as MODREFT MEGLEEN felled 
she this turn.  Is it really true that ROCANIS has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in ROCANIS again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERBIN GOETZ 4153             19  12  1    99       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEBRA FARIN 4152             20  11  2   117       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RYVAS VOLKMAURI 4166         13   7  1    87       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
-RUBY 4173                     7   5  0    83       ON THE ROCKS (439)
 NICKOLI DRYBONE 4167         12   7  0    76       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
-SMASH 4192                    7   3  2    68       THEM (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GARNET 4207                   5   3  2    49       ON THE ROCKS (439)
 BERNILLA DANZ 4209            6   1  0    47       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 FORLIS HOOLER 4183           10  11  0    41       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 HAL'IGGE JOYROC 4211          3   1  0    41       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 IEZA VON DRAKA 4195           5   6  0    34       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AGATE 4194                    4   7  0    32       ON THE ROCKS (439)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COBRA 4213                    3   2  2    31       SERPENTS HOLD (442)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHOMP 4218                    3   0  0    21       THEM (433)
-WOP! 4223                     1   0  1    14       THEM (433)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      COBRA 4213            520  NONE
MODREFT MEGLEEN 4169   13  6 1 INCONSISTENT FURY 20 DEBRA FARIN 4152      520   
HAL JEEVERS 4219        1  3 0 MIDDLE WAY 20 435    COBRA 4213            518   
ONYX 4205               5  4 0 ON THE ROCKS 439     SMASH 4192            518   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Erbin Goetz -- Wow, I'm faster than I thought, and you're going to graduate soon too.
-- Ryvas Volkmauri

Debra Farin -- I've been very careful with my bacon/dog training, do you think it's
helping? -- Nickoli Drybone

Priests of Mytori -- Back to the temples with you and yours. -- Modreth Megleen

Forlis Hooler -- *gasp*pant* I thunked I had ya down right off the bat but no! --
Ieza von'Draka

Persistent Beggar -- Now that's a tough life, and then to try and fight on the sands?
Rethink the life, ye foolish Dwarf. -- Hal'igge Joyroc

Ryvas Volkmauri -- I don't see why Abelinda got all wound up about you.  You're a
red-haired pipsqueak. -- Erbin Goetz, in a bad mood and not caring who knows it

Nickoli Drybone -- Ah, it's the season for that, sure enough.  All that furnace air
with the moisture wrung out.  I couldn't pay proper attention to our fight because my
hands were chapped. -- Debra Farin

Ieza von Draka -- Do you find it so?  I see a beautiful consistency in it, myself.
Perhaps we should discuss this over dinner. -- Forlis Hooler

I find myself a little surprised that the Rirorni Thug isn't one of Them.  Not that
I'm complaining, he lost very nicely. -- Bernilla Danz

Ryvas -- Yes, well (cough), we did get rather close, didn't we? -- Debra

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HAL'IGGE JOYROC bested FORLIS HOOLER in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
RYVAS VOLKMAURI was subdued by ERBIN GOETZ in a 1 minute veteran's Title melee.
MODREFT MEGLEEN was slaughtered by DEBRA FARIN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
NICKOLI DRYBONE was defeated by RIRORNI SPY in a exciting 1 minute fight.
IEZA VON DRAKA slimly lost to BERNILLA DANZ in a 2 minute brawl.
COBRA slaughtered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  11 -  3      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  15 -  6      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  13 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 520 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   ERBIN GOETZ 4153           19  12  1   99 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEBRA FARIN 4152           20  11  2  117 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
TOTAL PARRY      RYVAS VOLKMAURI 4166       13   7  1   87 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
AIMED BLOW       NICKOLI DRYBONE 4167       12   7  0   76 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
LUNGING ATTACK   BERNILLA DANZ 4209          6   1  0   47 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RYVAS VOLKMAURI 4166.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BERNILLA DANZ 4209.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAL'IGGE 
JOYROC 4211, RYVAS VOLKMAURI 4166, ERBIN GOETZ 4153, DEBRA FARIN 4152, NICKOLI 
DRYBONE 4167, IEZA VON DRAKA 4195, COBRA 4213, FORLIS HOOLER 4183, MODREFT MEGLEEN 
4169, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was MODREFT MEGLEEN 4169.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FORLIS HOOLER 4183, COBRA 4213, IEZA VON DRAKA 4195, NICKOLI 
DRYBONE 4167, DEBRA FARIN 4152, ERBIN GOETZ 4153, RYVAS VOLKMAURI 4166, HAL'IGGE 
JOYROC 4211, BERNILLA DANZ 4209, and  0.

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY L

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JUDGE 119 (76-54-2)                    3  3  0         INCONSISTENT FURY    

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WONDER BUBBLE 3522 (29-32-2)           2  3  0         INCONSISTENT FURY    

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SMASH 4192 (7-3-2)                     3  3  0         THEM                 

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COBRA 4213 (2-2-1)                     6  3  0         SERPENTS HOLD        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BAM! 4210 (0-0-0)                      4  3  0         THEM                 

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IT 3900 (12-2-0)                       1  3  0         GET                  
SPLAT 4070 (16-1-1)                    1  3  0         THEM                 

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POW! 4170 (2-1-0)                      5  3  0         THEM                 
MISHA KITTYHAWK 1557 (3-2-0)           3  3  0         INCONSISTENT FURY    
CAPTAIN SIG 3996 (0-0-0)               1  3  0  DEAD   DEADLIEST CATCH      
CRASH 4158 (7-6-1)                     1  3  0         THEM                 

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WALLOP 4187 (3-1-1)                    7  3  0         THEM                 
ONYX 4205 (5-4-0)                      5  3  1         ON THE ROCKS         
CRASH 4116 (2-2-0)                     4  3  1         THEM                 
GEORGE GRINDER 1698 (0-1-0)            1  3  0         INCONSISTENT FURY    

                        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!