DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/02/2012    Duedate: 02/15/2012

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-552

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CALIS
MEN OF STEEL (131)
(56-3426) [15-18-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LEELAYLA NORIN                 HEADLESS HORSEMAN
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)            SLEEPY HOLLOW (446)
(56-4264) [12-3-0,107]         (56-4276) [1-0-0,13]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CALIS                          TIKI LA'BANE
MEN OF STEEL (131)             INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
(56-3426) [15-18-0,101]        (56-4266) [9-4-2,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INCONSISTENT FURY (20)      42
2. MEN OF STEEL (131)          32      INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
3. SHEWISH BUFFET (447)        29      Unchartered Team
4. SLEEPY HOLLOW (446)         20
5. THEM (433)                  13      SLEEPY HOLLOW (446)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   524 392 43 57.2   1/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      10  5 0
 2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      240 221  3 52.1   2/ 1 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)    8  7 1
 3/ 0*SLEEPY HOLLOW (446)        1   1  0 50.0   3/ 3 MEN OF STEEL (131)        5  5 2
 4/ 0 THEM (433)                80  82  9 49.4   4/ 0 THEM (433)                2  2 0
 5/ 4 MEN OF STEEL (131)       134 153 22 46.7   5/ 0*SLEEPY HOLLOW (446)       1  1 0
 6/ 0*SHEWISH BUFFET (447)       1   4  0 20.0   6/ 0*SHEWISH BUFFET (447)      1  4 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 688): FREE WHEEL of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 690): PRODICUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 611): CORKY of BLACKTHORNE (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 684): SHANK of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 686): LONGING LEGGINGS of EMOTIONAL PANTS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 678): MARX of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 679): MAGIC TODAY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 341): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 676): ULPHOR of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 339): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 672): ABSOLUTION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 669): SALORIMA TIRANSITH of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 661): KELLY GALL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 620): BAIBAR of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 551): DOBIE FROME of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 636): KOTTER of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 518): FORBERT GRELL of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 513): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 474): GORBLE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 468): LEAPS INTO THE AIR of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 460): MO J of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 577): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 688): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 690): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 611): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 684): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 686): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 678): ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 679): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 341): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 676): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 339): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 672): SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 669): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 661): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 620): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 551): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 536): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 518): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 513): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 474): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 468): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 460): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 577): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 687): PREDATOR of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 610): ANVIL of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 684): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                (turn 683): SOURWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 685): GOLD LOCKET of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 679): MAGIC TODAY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 671): EMPTY BOTTLE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
                               KATIE of ALL STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                               AGARIC of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                   (turn 310): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal)
                               AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): BULLDOG of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 550): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 536): SICK PUPPY of ARADI'S DEAD (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 474): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 468): KASTENMAR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Nothing personal, Tiki, but you just weren't ready to be the duelmaster.  I knew
that, as a friend, it was my duty to save you from premature elevation.

                                   Dobie Frome

                                      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.  MIDDLE WAY 20 now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep 
it.  Hey everybody, watch out for MOE FROSTTOOTH, who flew up 20 points in the 
rankings after mashing CHEBOB ERLE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya 
know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  BAM! was bested by TAM TAM 
KA'BLAM and drops 5 points.  It's a proud day for the MEN OF STEEL stable, as their 
warrior, CALIS, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  Advice to bashers--never force 
anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes 
and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     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?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALIS 3426                   15  18  0   101       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEELAYLA NORIN 4264          12   3  0   107       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 FORLIS HOOLER 4183           22  31  0    97       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 TIKI LA'BANE 4266             9   4  2    96       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOBIE FROME 4255             15   4  0    84       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 ELISE GOUDGE 4254            12   7  0    74       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POW! 4170                     5   1  0    71       THEM (433)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAM TAM KA'BLAM 4262          8   8  1    63       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHEBOB ERLE 4234             13  14  0    53       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 MOE FROSTTOOTH 4287           3   1  1    45       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 WHOMP 4218                   10   5  0    40       THEM (433)
 LINKIN LOGGER 4272            5   4  0    40       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 BAM! 4210                     4   4  0    34       THEM (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KULGAN 4268                   5   5  1    32       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-KASPAR 4285                   3   0  3    32       MEN OF STEEL (131)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRUSH 4270                    1   0  0    17       THEM (433)
 HEADLESS HORSEMAN 4276        1   0  0    13       SLEEPY HOLLOW (446)
-THUD! 4269                    1   1  0    11       THEM (433)
 NIANIAN FRITTATA 4281         1   0  0    11       SHEWISH BUFFET (447)
 ICHABOD CRANE 4277            0   1  0     7       SLEEPY HOLLOW (446)
 GAU'VID TANYAN 4293           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?
JACKSON SIX 4286        0  1 0 INCONSISTENT FURY 20 KASPAR 4285           548  NOT REVENGED
MAGNUS 4271             3  4 0 MEN OF STEEL 131     MOE FROSTTOOTH 4287   551   
ARVATI CON CARNE 4284   0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 447   STEV STONEFIST        552  NONE
BREAKFAST 4282          0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 447   ROKORI KLEE           552  NONE
DINNER 4283             0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 447   LADRO KHAN            552  NONE
FRIED OGRE 4280         0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 447   MAINAKHA-TE MAST      552  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Ack!  I'm in a box, all busted up. -- Rathrok Mulroot
P.S.  In case anyone cares, I do awesome damage!

Mangus -- Ahh well, heard ya got a different box than Rathrok... he's smelly. -- Moe
Frosttooth

Chebob Erle -- Nutz!  Welp, next time I'll win-- hopefully-- not much give up in ya.
-- Tam Tam Ka'Blam

Elise Goudge -- Bein' I at least survived, drinks later? -- Linkin Logger

Dobi Frome -- Yeouch!  No more of that, pleases? -- Tiki La'Bane

We salute the tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Middle Way 

Calis -- That wasn't luck, that was damned hard work.  And it just goes to show that
it isn't the first blow that counts, it's the last. -- Forlis Hooler

A Rirorni Spy?  It is to laugh! -- Leelayla Norin

Linkin Logger -- That kind of thing does not belong in the arena.  It's bad enough
tripping over lost initiatives, to be tripping over logs... no, it's too much. --
Elise Goudge

Tam Tam Ka'Blam -- What the heck?  You weren't supposed to do that. -- Chebob Erle

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BREAKFAST was butchered by ROKORI KLEE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ARVATI CON CARNE was butchered by STEV STONEFIST in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
FRIED OGRE was easily killed by MAINAKHA-TE MASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
DINNER was slaughtered by LADRO KHAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DOBIE FROME was bested by CALIS in a popular 1 minute Title fight.
LEELAYLA NORIN demolished RIRORNI SPY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
FORLIS HOOLER was outwaited by TIKI LA'BANE in a 8 minute mismatched match.
POW! overpowered LINKIN LOGGER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ELISE GOUDGE vanquished WHOMP in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BAM! was overpowered by TAM TAM KA'BLAM in a 2 minute uneven duel.
CHEBOB ERLE was defeated by MOE FROSTTOOTH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KULGAN overpowered MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
NIANIAN FRITTATA demolished GAU'VID TANYAN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
CRUSH demolished ICHABOD CRANE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HEADLESS HORSEMAN overpowered TROCARAN DESERTER 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                       4         AIMED BLOW        23 -   9 -  3      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  12 -  3      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   9 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  11 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -  11 -  0      27  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 552 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  LEELAYLA NORIN 4264        12   3  0  107 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
AIMED BLOW       TIKI LA'BANE 4266           9   4  2   96 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
WALL OF STEEL    WHOMP 4218                 10   5  0   40 THEM (433)
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 
TIKI LA'BANE 4266.  The ten other most popular fighters were CALIS 3426, LEELAYLA 
NORIN 4264, TAM TAM KA'BLAM 4262, FORLIS HOOLER 4183, ELISE GOUDGE 4254, MOE 
FROSTTOOTH 4287, NIANIAN FRITTATA 4281, CRUSH 4270, POW! 4170, and CHEBOB ERLE 4234.

The least popular fighter this week was ICHABOD CRANE 4277.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GAU'VID TANYAN 4293, BAM! 4210, WHOMP 4218, DINNER 4283, FRIED 
OGRE 4280, BREAKFAST 4282, LINKIN LOGGER 4272, DOBIE FROME 4255, ARVATI CON CARNE 
4284, and HEADLESS HORSEMAN 4276.