DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/13/2011    Duedate: 10/26/2011

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-544

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MANZA WIGGLES
INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
(56-4225) [16-7-2,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MANZA WIGGLES                  POSITION IS EMPTY
INCONSISTENT FURY (20)         
(56-4225) [16-7-2,101]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CALIS                          RATHNOK MULROOT
MEN OF STEEL (131)             INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
(56-3426) [13-14-0,92]         (56-4228) [13-8-1,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INCONSISTENT FURY (20)      57
2. MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)         31      INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
3. MEN OF STEEL (131)          -1      Unchartered Team

                                       PACK THE PIPE (398)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   500 376 40 57.1   1/ 1 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   10  5 1
 2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      216 205  3 51.3   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       8  7 0
 3/ 4 MEN OF STEEL (131)       123 139 18 46.9   3/ 3 MEN OF STEEL (131)        4  3 1

    '*'   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 680): BITTERMAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 682): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 595): SAUSAGE PARTY of DUDE RANCH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 676): BOBCAT of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 678): SAD SLACKS of EMOTIONAL PANTS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 670): CORNBREAD STUFFING of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 671): BEETLE BAILEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 337): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 668): DARIUS of OPEN HAND (Bahram, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 335): URN4A TREAT! of JUST DESSERTS (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 664): PETROV of ASSORTED (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 661): JERK O'LANTERN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 653): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 612): TORN CLOTH of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 313): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 307): KATIE of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 543): MANZA WIGGLES of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 528): EVENING STAR of SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 510): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 505): SASHA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 466): NIMINI TYL ZO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 460): BALISONG of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 452): DELNA BERIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 569): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 680): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 682): ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 595): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 676): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 678): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 670): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 671): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 337): ISIS PTAH (Aesir Vanir, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 668): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 335): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 664): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 661): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 653): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 612): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 313): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 307): ALASKAN PIPELINE (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 543): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 528): SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 510): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 505): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 466): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 460): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 452): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 569): THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 676): BOBCAT of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 678): SAD SLACKS of EMOTIONAL PANTS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 669): BELLONA CHIST of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 670): DESERT PLANTS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 336): WHITE BECT of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 334): SLATE G35 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 660): GRANDMA'S FAN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 612): TORN CLOTH of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 312): YUMALESCA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 306): BASKET of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
                                      KISS OF DEATH of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                                      KANA BALLISTIC of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): NASTY NES of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 542): IEZA VON DRAKA of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 466): 111 of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

   Well, Ieza had the misfortune of getting kilt -- very quickly -- must have been
some trick or something.  We toss back a couple in her honor and a few more in mine.
Hope to be around for some bonus rounds at the pub next cycle so best of luck to all,
'less it's vs. the Inconsistent Fury.

                                          -- Manza Wiggles
 

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ROCANIS?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see LINKIN LOGGER win a fight and gain 22 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, LINKIN 
LOGGER beat ORACLE OF AAL and ORACLE OF AAL lost 17 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  Looks like ROCANIS has some guts at least, MANZA WIGGLES the Duelmaster was 
this turn's most-challenged warrior.  CALIS challenged ROCANIS' Duelmaster for a shot 
at the throne.  And if variety is the spice of life, ROCANIS may be getting bland, as 
MANZA WIGGLES stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why 
am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, ROCANIS?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  ROCANIS, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
MEN OF STEEL the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it 
looks like INCONSISTENT FURY avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would 
be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in ROCANIS to get a drink than The Grub & Rub 
Bar and Bistro!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't 
be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANZA WIGGLES 4225           16   7  2   101       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALIS 3426                   13  14  0    92       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORLIS HOOLER 4183           20  25  0    85       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 RATHNOK MULROOT 4228         13   8  1    83       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 DOBIE FROME 4255              9   2  0    75       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEELAYLA NORIN 4264           5   2  0    60       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHEBOB ERLE 4234             10   9  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIKI LA'BANE 4266             4   1  1    46       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAM TAM KA'BLAM 4262          3   5  0    32       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 KULGAN 4268                   2   1  1    28       MEN OF STEEL (131)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELISE GOUDGE 4254             6   5  0    23       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 LINKIN LOGGER 4272            1   0  0    22       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
-AMOS TRASK 4258               2   0  1    14       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 MAGNUS 4271                   1   0  0    13       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 ORACLE OF AAL 4267            1   1  0     4       MEN OF STEEL (131)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RIRORNI ARCHER          0  0 0                      KULGAN 4268           544  NONE
NAKOR 3507              6  6 1 MEN OF STEEL 131     TIKI LA'BANE 4266     543   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mr. Healer -- My oh my there is just no give up in your character.  That's
outstanding! -- Manza Wiggles

Chebob Erle -- An off-day perhaps?  Or was it the old sand to eyes trick? -- Rathnak
Mulroot

Elise Goudge -- Hey now!  You're making me look... ahhh... not so "keepable" and the
Boss is thinking about a night fight for me--so--what's it gonna take to get a fix
in? -- Tam Tam Ka'Blam

Men of Steel -- Most sorry for your loss, violence is the way. -- Tiki 'Bane

Tam Tam -- You have to help with this.  You have to PRACTICE.  Until then, you're
going to look bad, no way around it. -- Leelayla

Manza Wiggles -- I guess I'm the arena equivalent of a king-maker. -- Forlis Hooler

Rathnok Mulroot -- Huh, I should've known not to use mulroots when cooking my
signature meat-on-a-stick.  The wrong kind of flavor entirely. -- Chebob Erle

Tam Tam Ka'Blam -- Were you thinking your problem was just Leelayla? -- Elise Goudge

And two standbys down.  This works. -- Dobie Frome and Leelayla Norin

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CALIS was bested by MANZA WIGGLES in a 1 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
FORLIS HOOLER was savagely defeated by RATHNOK MULROOT in a 2 minute veteran's melee.
DOBIE FROME devastated RIRORNI ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
CHEBOB ERLE defeated TIKI LA'BANE in a 1 minute master vs. amateur match.
LEELAYLA NORIN overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ELISE GOUDGE was devastated by TAM TAM KA'BLAM in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
KULGAN easily killed RIRORNI ARCHER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ORACLE OF AAL was vanquished by LINKIN LOGGER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MAGNUS vanquished RIRORNI ARCHER 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|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        19 -  14 -  1      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  11 -  1      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 544 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MANZA WIGGLES 4225         16   7  2  101 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
BASHING ATTACK   RATHNOK MULROOT 4228       13   8  1   83 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
SLASHING ATTACK  DOBIE FROME 4255            9   2  0   75 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHEBOB ERLE 4234           10   9  0   59 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CALIS 3426.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
RATHNOK MULROOT 4228.  The ten other most popular fighters were MANZA WIGGLES 4225, 
DOBIE FROME 4255, CHEBOB ERLE 4234, CALIS 3426, FORLIS HOOLER 4183, LEELAYLA NORIN 
4264, TAM TAM KA'BLAM 4262, LINKIN LOGGER 4272, TIKI LA'BANE 4266, and KULGAN 4268.

The least popular fighter this week was ORACLE OF AAL 4267.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ELISE GOUDGE 4254, MAGNUS 4271, KULGAN 4268, TIKI LA'BANE 4266, 
LINKIN LOGGER 4272, TAM TAM KA'BLAM 4262, LEELAYLA NORIN 4264, FORLIS HOOLER 4183, 
CALIS 3426, and CHEBOB ERLE 4234.

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 13-15, 2012.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $134.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, 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 15 
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!