DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/23/2010    Duedate: 01/05/2011

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-523

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DEBRA FARIN
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
(56-4152) [22-12-2,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DEBRA FARIN                    POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)            
(56-4152) [22-12-2,116]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEBRA FARIN                    THUMP
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)            THEM (433)
(56-4152) [22-12-2,116]        (56-4227) [2-0-0,21]

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)         22
2. INCONSISTENT FURY (20)      15      INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
3. THEM (433)                   1      Unchartered Team

                                       DEATH BY IDIOCY (3)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   439 338 35 56.5   1/ 1 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)    9  6 1
 2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      166 160  3 50.9   2/ 3 THEM (433)                6  4 0
 3/ 4 THEM (433)                59  60  8 49.6   3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       6  8 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 659): FREE WHEEL of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 661): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 553): THUMBSCREWS of THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 655): AVERY of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 656): KATARINA of FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 649): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): COOKING LITE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 647): ORATHAI of ECHL-EAST (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 625): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 643): FATHER O'LIES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 640): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 632): SCAPA of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 591): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 302): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 522): DEBRA FARIN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 507): FALKYNOR of THE WILLBURYS 13 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 489): HUGH GRANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 484): *HAPPY PHANTOM* of LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 445): ".... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 439): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 548): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 659): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 661): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 553): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 655): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 657): FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 649): ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 647): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 325): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 642): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 640): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 632): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 590): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 302): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 522): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 507): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 489): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 484): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 445): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 439): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 547): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 661): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 552): SCOURGE of THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): COOKING LITE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 532): ICICLE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
                          (turn 295): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 521): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                (turn 231): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It was a good try, Nickoli, but today was my day.  Odd, when you think about it.
I didn't wake up with some startling (or complacently non-startling) awareness that
it was going to be my day.  Still, I'll take it.

                                    Debra Farin

                                      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!.  Hey everybody, watch out for ERBIN GOETZ, who 
flew up 8 points in the rankings after mashing HAL'IGGE JOYROC like a melon.  Keep 
your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was HAL'IGGE JOYROC, 
who dropped 4 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with ERBIN GOETZ.  
Our battling duelmaster DEBRA FARIN has managed to hold the title, fending off 
SMASH's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, THEM.  Advice to 
bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ROCANIS arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad INCONSISTENT  FURY?  Big bad INCONSISTENT 
FURY.  Big bad INCONSISTENT FURY.  ROCANIS' afraid of the big bad INCONSISTENT FURY.  
Tra la la la la!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  INCONSISTENT FURY + 
Weapons That go Boom = THEM + Avoid City.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Remember:  alliances are great, 
but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ROCANIS have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it 
hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEBRA FARIN 4152             22  12  2   116       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMASH 4192                    9   4  2    91       THEM (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NICKOLI DRYBONE 4167         14   8  0    90       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 ERBIN GOETZ 4153             20  14  1    82       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERNILLA DANZ 4209            8   2  0    55       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 HAL'IGGE JOYROC 4211          5   2  0    53       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 FORLIS HOOLER 4183           11  13  0    46       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 IEZA VON DRAKA 4195           6   8  0    37       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHOMP 4218                    4   1  0    25       THEM (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THUMP 4227                    2   0  0    21       THEM (433)
 MANZA WIGGLES 4225            2   1  0    21       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
-WOP! 4223                     2   1  1    15       THEM (433)
 ILBAR KAMO 4226               0   2  0     2       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RATHNOK MULROOT 4228          0   1  0     1       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MODREFT MEGLEEN 4169   13  6 1 INCONSISTENT FURY 20 DEBRA FARIN 4152      520  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Whomp -- Ahh, I am normal I guess. *sigh* -- Manza Wiggles

Bernilla Danz -- Zing!  A night fight could be in my future. -- Ieza von'Draka

Debra Farin -- My bones be all chewed up agian.  Help!  Help the Doooggg's. --
Nickoli Drybone

Forlis Hooler -- Sorry bout the DC, I go ahead and not do that this turn. -- Haligge
Joyroc

Nairon (Dark Arena) -- Yes, you are a fine dangerous foe I consider myself somewhat
lucky to still be breathing today. -- Ryuas Volkmauri

Smash -- Well, you did.  I feel all smashed.  Shattered, even. -- Erbin Goetz

Hal'igge Joyroc -- Urg.  Arhhh.  Oooooh. -- Forlis Hooler

Ieza von Draka -- No no no!  You've got the rhythm all wrong.  It should be:  step
strike parry, step strike strike, step parry.  Pay attention. -- Bernilla Danz

Wop! -- If I'd known it was going to be like this--  Nah, who'm I fooling?  It was
sign or starve. -- Ilbar Kamo

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WHOMP was outwaited by FORLIS HOOLER in a 10 minute Challenge fight.
DEBRA FARIN demolished SMASH in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
ERBIN GOETZ devastated HAL'IGGE JOYROC in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
NICKOLI DRYBONE overpowered BERNILLA DANZ in a 1 minute mismatched match.
IEZA VON DRAKA devastated RIRORNI LOOTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
THUMP devastated RATHNOK MULROOT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory mismatched match.
MANZA WIGGLES handily defeated ILBAR KAMO in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  12 -  3      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  12 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  16 -  4      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 523 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  DEBRA FARIN 4152           22  12  2  116 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
LUNGING ATTACK   SMASH 4192                  9   4  2   91 THEM (433)
AIMED BLOW       NICKOLI DRYBONE 4167       14   8  0   90 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
BASHING ATTACK   ERBIN GOETZ 4153           20  14  1   82 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
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 THUMP 4227.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEBRA FARIN 4152, 
ERBIN GOETZ 4153, NICKOLI DRYBONE 4167, IEZA VON DRAKA 4195, WHOMP 4218, RATHNOK 
MULROOT 4228, MANZA WIGGLES 4225, SMASH 4192, HAL'IGGE JOYROC 4211, and BERNILLA DANZ 
4209.

The least popular fighter this week was FORLIS HOOLER 4183.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ILBAR KAMO 4226, BERNILLA DANZ 4209, HAL'IGGE JOYROC 4211, 
SMASH 4192, MANZA WIGGLES 4225, RATHNOK MULROOT 4228, WHOMP 4218, IEZA VON DRAKA 
4195, NICKOLI DRYBONE 4167, and ERBIN GOETZ 4153.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       MR. GHERKIN (6-6385) of 071406AD  (544)
                       OPUS X (11-5276) of OLD BOYS CLUB  (483)
                   CARDINAL KRAKEN (69-8569) BEASTS OF NEON  (831) 
                    GANGRENE (82-30731) THAT SPECIAL SMELL  (5042) 
                      WAY TOO CUTE (82-32711) 12/19/04A  (5398) 
                         CHINA (82-35079) MORE PLACES  (5777) 
                      ASPARAGUS (82-38983) UNDERRATED 2  (6485) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes