DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/26/2011    Duedate: 06/08/2011

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-534

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

COBRA
SERPENTS HOLD (442)
(56-4213) [10-3-2,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

COBRA                          TRIUMPHANT
SERPENTS HOLD (442)            CHOIR OF ANGELS (445)
(56-4213) [10-3-2,107]         (56-4248) [2-0-1,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DOLGAN                         ERIK
MEN OF STEEL (131)             MEN OF STEEL (131)
(56-751) [19-28-3,88]          (56-3399) [11-14-0,75]

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)         50
2. SERPENTS HOLD (442)         12      SERPENTS HOLD (442)
3. CHOIR OF ANGELS (445)        5      Unchartered Team
4. CRAZY BASH BROS (441)        2
5. STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)       0      CHOIR OF ANGELS (445)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SERPENTS HOLD (442)       10   3  2 76.9   1/ 1 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   10  5 0
 2/ 1*CHOIR OF ANGELS (445)      3   1  1 75.0   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       7  6 0
 3- 3 GET (419)                 68  39  1 63.6   3/ 4 MEN OF STEEL (131)        6  9 1
 4/ 4 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   474 353 39 57.3   4- 3 THEM (433)                4  3 0
 5/ 0 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    72  62  4 53.7   5/ 7 SERPENTS HOLD (442)       3  0 0
 6/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      189 182  3 50.9   6/ 5*CHOIR OF ANGELS (445)     3  1 1
 7- 7 THEM (433)                70  72  9 49.3   7/ 6*CRAZY BASH BROS (441)     1  2 0
 8/ 8 MEN OF STEEL (131)       104 123 16 45.8   8- 8 GET (419)                 0  1 0
 9/ 6*CRAZY BASH BROS (441)      2   3  0 40.0   9/ 0 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    0  1 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 670): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 672): BLACK HEART of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 575): PIMPED OUT BROOM of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 666): BOBCAT of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 668): GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 660): BELLONA CHIST of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 661): MALKAI of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 332): RENTAL CAR of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 658): HYDROPONICS of BLUNT FORCE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 330): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 654): MURDER of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 651): MOTHER TERESA of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 643): OBAN of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 602): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 308): JOSIE WALES of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 302): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 289): DURANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 533): TOMAS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 518): CATIPILLAR of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 500): DAVID TENNANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 495): KOLACTAN KABOB of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 237): MRS POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 456): NIMINI TYL ZO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 450): FRIED KHALANI of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 443): HARNIE BLACK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 559): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 670): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 672): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 575): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 666): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 668): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 660): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 661): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 332): SONS OF MARS (Mars, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 658): TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 330): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 654): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 651): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 643): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 602): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 308): STREET WALKERS (Roadkil, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 302): ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 289): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 533): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 518): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 500): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 495): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 237): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 456): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 450): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 443): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 559): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 574): BLACKHORN of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 665): POT OF GOLD of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 660): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 332): RENTAL CAR of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
                          VALERIAN of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 657): LHISSON of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 654): DEE S. TROYER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 654): LARA of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 650): WINDMILL WILLY of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 643): HAMMERHEAD of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 307): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                               PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 302): PROWL of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                                      EARVLING FLASH of FORCE OF WILL
                                                    (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
                          (turn 301): SHELDON of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                                      RERUN of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                                      JACK KNIFE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 289): DURANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 533): TOMAS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
                            NICKOLI DRYBONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 500): DAVID TENNANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 455): -.... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 443): HARNIE BLACK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     After 21 years and 47 fights of trying to kill people, I'm being forced to fight
a bunch of sissies too afraid to die.  Haligge, you were a decise throw away from
keeping the throne and a KD check away from being a corpse, so thanks and you're
welcome.  Eleven wit and 28 skills and these jerks want me to use an epee for the
first time.  I wonder if the weaponsmith can handle 2 experts and a 10-10-10-he
scimitar...  Good luck to my effeminate stablemates too afraid to pull the guts out
of a "blessed" aimed blow.  May your blades be sharp, and your enemies be dead,
Rocanis.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ROCANIS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  My praise to MIDDLE WAY 20 for their 
4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of 
notice!  ELISE GOUDGE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she 
skillfully bested MAGE'S APPRENTICE and was awarded 21 points in recognition.  In one 
of the week's more notable duels, COBRA put down IEZA VON DRAKA, causing her to lose 
8 points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of the fights this week, the 
spotlight was on TABAR THE KNIFE as he bore arms against the Dark Arena Challenge of 
reigning Duelmaster TOMAS.  The crowds were amazed this turn, as TABAR THE KNIFE 
killed the Duelmaster, TOMAS, leaving MEN OF STEEL in mourning.  With bloody hand 
COBRA has ascended to the throne of champions.  Is it that one which is spoken of in 
the ancient texts?  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has 
gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ROCANIS.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in ROCANIS 
these days is THEM.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  If you 
didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of INCONSISTENT 
FURY last week.  Busy avoiding THEM?  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition 
from those below.  FORLIS HOOLER take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in 
ROCANIS.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Look no more for NICKOLI DRYBONE in the arena or on the streets of 
ROCANIS.  His fate was sealed in the Dark Arena.  Inevitable for one at 20-11-0.  
Some guilds are strict but few are as heartless as INCONSISTENT FURY.  Witness, last 
turn they sent NICKOLI DRYBONE, a 20-11-0 fighter, to the Dark Arena!  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?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by 
the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COBRA 4213                   10   3  2   107       SERPENTS HOLD (442)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAL'IGGE JOYROC 4211         13   4  0    98       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
-LOIS THUG 3970               16  14  1    91       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOLGAN 751                   19  28  3    88       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-LOVEABLE LARRY 3981          19  10  0    87       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 IEZA VON DRAKA 4195          12  12  1    86       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 FORLIS HOOLER 4183           17  18  0    85       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 ERIK 3399                    11  14  0    75       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-MR THUG 3982                 11  14  1    72       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SMASH 4192                   11   8  2    65       THEM (433)
-BAM! 4210                     3   1  0    60       THEM (433)
 CALIS 3426                    8  12  0    58       MEN OF STEEL (131)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANZA WIGGLES 4225            9   4  2    50       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 RATHNOK MULROOT 4228          8   3  1    49       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 JUAN THUG-A-LOT 3999          8   7  0    36       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
-FRANCIS THUG 3986             7   9  0    36       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 NAKOR 3507                    3   1  1    34       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHOMP 4218                    7   3  0    31       THEM (433)
 TRIUMPHANT 4248               2   0  1    29       CHOIR OF ANGELS (445)
 UNBALANCED 4202               2   3  0    26       CRAZY BASH BROS (441)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELISE GOUDGE 4254             1   0  0    21       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 DOBIE FROME 4255              1   0  0    20       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 CHEBOB ERLE 4234              5   4  0    19       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 JEMILLA LOURDON 4244          3   1  0    11       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 GLORIOUS 4250                 1   1  0     9       CHOIR OF ANGELS (445)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NICKOLI DRYBONE 4167   20 12 0 INCONSISTENT FURY 20 TABAR THE KNIFE       534  NONE
TOMAS 749              21 27 6 MEN OF STEEL 131     TABAR THE KNIFE       534  NONE
CHAS ESKER 4245         1  2 0 MIDDLE WAY 20 435    TRIUMPHANT 4248       533   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Judge -- Thanks for the warm welcome back!  Too bad I forgot to have the "skills" to
do things like "hit you" and "not get hit!"  Hopefully we can get the killrate back
up to early 90's Los Angeles levels. -- Genius Awesome and the Men of Steel

Smash -- Epees suck. -- Dolgan

Bam! -- Epees suck. -- Calis

Inconsistent Fury -- As much as I thought I should give your stable a rematch for the
throne, I require blood, and eating dirt against a Shewish Giant sounds too
appealing. -- Tomas

Fortis Hooler -- I think your voice is much improved even though I know that hit
hurt, hurt, and hurt some more.  See you's at the Isle. -- Nickoli Drybone

Ambitious Guaard -- Being yes I'm liking the halbard a bit more each swing. --
Rathrok Mulroot

Unbalanced -- Ahh a very sloppy round from me there, yet I am more worried that the
equipment mug sent you in w/ something you didn't want. -- Manza Wiggles
P.S.  If "shudder" it wasn't an oopson the equipment let me know and I shall send a
scribe w/ basic weapon class info.

Kung Fu Master -- Busted up his hands pretty good. -- Ieza Von'Draka

Thomas -- Gratz on the win and invite.  Knew it wouldn't take long for ya. --
Hal'igge Joyroc

Our congratulations to Tomas and Nikoli Drybone. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Nickoli Drybone -- Yeah, well, a lord protector... you're out of my class. -- Forlis
Hooler

Whomp -- I could've done fine without that. -- Chebob Erle

Triumphant -- Huh.  I think there's a nasty message in that. -- Ghost of Chas Esker

Glorious -- For you, maybe.  I was less than thrilled. -- Jemilla Lourdon

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TOMAS was barely slain by TABAR THE KNIFE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NICKOLI DRYBONE was dispatched by TABAR THE KNIFE in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
ERIK was unbelievably bested by FORLIS HOOLER in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge match.
GLORIOUS was devastated by NAKOR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TRIUMPHANT demolished CHEBOB ERLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
COBRA vanquished IEZA VON DRAKA in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
DOLGAN was overpowered by HAL'IGGE JOYROC in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MANZA WIGGLES overpowered RABID GOPHER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
CALIS viciously subdued JUAN THUG-A-LOT in a action packed 2 minute gory duel.
RATHNOK MULROOT viciously subdued UNBALANCED in a popular 1 minute gory duel.
JEMILLA LOURDON beat TROCARAN DESERTER in a 1 minute novice's melee.
ELISE GOUDGE overpowered MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DOBIE FROME devastated MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         AIMED BLOW        24 -   9 -  2      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  10 -  1      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  10 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  16 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 534 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     1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  COBRA 4213                 10   3  2  107 SERPENTS HOLD (442)
AIMED BLOW       HAL'IGGE JOYROC 4211       13   4  0   98 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
BASHING ATTACK   RATHNOK MULROOT 4228        8   3  1   49 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
SLASHING ATTACK  NAKOR 3507                  3   1  1   34 MEN OF STEEL (131)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DOLGAN 751.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ERIK 3399.  The ten other most popular fighters were CALIS 3426, FORLIS HOOLER 4183, 
COBRA 4213, HAL'IGGE JOYROC 4211, RATHNOK MULROOT 4228, ELISE GOUDGE 4254, MANZA 
WIGGLES 4225, JUAN THUG-A-LOT 3999, JEMILLA LOURDON 4244, and DOBIE FROME 4255.

The least popular fighter this week was DOLGAN 751.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IEZA VON DRAKA 4195, CHEBOB ERLE 4234, GLORIOUS 4250, UNBALANCED 4202, 
TRIUMPHANT 4248, NAKOR 3507, DOBIE FROME 4255, JEMILLA LOURDON 4244, JUAN THUG-A-LOT 
3999, and MANZA WIGGLES 4225.

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

TOMAS (56-749) MEN OF STEEL (131)
NICKOLI DRYBONE (56-4167) INCONSISTENT FURY (20)