DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/16/2012    Duedate: 02/29/2012

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-553

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CALIS
MEN OF STEEL (131)
(56-3426) [16-18-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CALIS                          HEADLESS HORSEMAN
MEN OF STEEL (131)             SLEEPY HOLLOW (446)
(56-3426) [16-18-0,117]        (56-4276) [2-0-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CALIS                          TIKI LA'BANE
MEN OF STEEL (131)             INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
(56-3426) [16-18-0,117]        (56-4266) [10-4-2,105]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INCONSISTENT FURY (20)      44
2. THEM (433)                  42      INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
3. STAR GUARDIANS (190)        28      Unchartered Team
4. SHEWISH BUFFET (447)        21
5. MEN OF STEEL (131)          11      SLEEPY HOLLOW (446)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3*SLEEPY HOLLOW (446)        2   1  0 66.7   1/ 2 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)    9  6 1
 2/ 1 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   528 393 43 57.3   2/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       7  8 0
 3/ 0 STAR GUARDIANS (190)      54  50  5 51.9   3/ 4 THEM (433)                5  4 0
 4/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      241 225  3 51.7   4/ 3 MEN OF STEEL (131)        4  5 1
 5/ 4 THEM (433)                83  84  9 49.7   5/ 0 STAR GUARDIANS (190)      3  2 0
 6/ 5 MEN OF STEEL (131)       135 155 22 46.6   6/ 5*SLEEPY HOLLOW (446)       2  1 0
 7/ 6*SHEWISH BUFFET (447)       2   8  0 20.0   7/ 6*SHEWISH BUFFET (447)      2  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 689): STRONG BAD of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): PRODICUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 613): CORKY of BLACKTHORNE (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 685): SHANK of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 687): LONGING LEGGINGS of EMOTIONAL PANTS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): MARX of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 673): ABSOLUTION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 670): SALORIMA TIRANSITH of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 662): KELLY GALL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 621): A BAD LIE of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, 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 552): CALIS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 637): SLIPPERS of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 519): BARTON DAWES of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 514): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): KK of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): ORANGE O'CLOCK of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 469): LEAPS INTO THE AIR of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 461): UNBELIEVABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 578): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 689): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 613): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 685): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 687): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 673): BOWL O'RAMA (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 670): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 662): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 621): 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 552): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 537): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 519): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 514): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 461): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 578): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): PRODICUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 684): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): CANDIED YAMS of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
                            CORNBREAD STUFFING of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 679): MAGIC TODAY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          PRIORE of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, 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 475): ORANGE O'CLOCK of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
                  (turn 474): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 468): KASTENMAR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ROCANIS to see 
what's new.  Like, MIDDLE WAY 20 had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 
spot by INCONSISTENT FURY!  Way to go INCONSISTENT FURY!  MVP award for WHOMP?  
THEM's proud of him after beating CHEBOB ERLE and getting 18 points.  Talk about yer 
big time losers!  ELISE GOUDGE got smashed by POW!, and lost 11 points!  This 
Duelmaster is like something else!  CALIS stopped LEELAYLA NORIN dead in hers tracks! 
Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  The warriors of THEM must be getting lonely.  They were the most 
avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  Is there some deep dark 
secret why INCONSISTENT FURY's been avoiding THEM so much?  Or is it just that 
they're too scared?  Can MIDDLE WAY 20's CHEBOB ERLE be more popular than me?  He was 
challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ROCANIS ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out 
of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  ROCANIS is like such a dump, and you guys 
smell too much!  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby 
Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALIS 3426                   16  18  0   117       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIKI LA'BANE 4266            10   4  2   105       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 FORLIS HOOLER 4183           22  32  0    98       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEELAYLA NORIN 4264          12   4  0    90       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 DOBIE FROME 4255             16   4  0    89       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 POW! 4170                     6   1  0    86       THEM (433)
 TAM TAM KA'BLAM 4262          9   8  1    72       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELISE GOUDGE 4254            12   8  0    63       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 AGIS 1499                     9  10  1    62       STAR GUARDIANS (190)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHOMP 4218                   11   5  0    58       THEM (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOE FROSTTOOTH 4287           4   1  1    55       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 CHEBOB ERLE 4234             13  15  0    54       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 LINKIN LOGGER 4272            6   4  0    47       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 DION STARFIRE 2399            4   2  0    34       STAR GUARDIANS (190)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRUSH 4270                    2   0  0    33       THEM (433)
-KASPAR 4285                   3   0  3    32       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 BLOODSWORD II 3775            3   0  0    29       STAR GUARDIANS (190)
 RAOUL 3749                    3   3  0    28       STAR GUARDIANS (190)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEADLESS HORSEMAN 4276        2   0  0    23       SLEEPY HOLLOW (446)
 KULGAN 4268                   5   6  1    22       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 NIANIAN FRITTATA 4281         2   0  0    18       SHEWISH BUFFET (447)
 SAGAN 3542                    2   3  0    17       STAR GUARDIANS (190)
-ICHABOD CRANE 4277            0   1  0     7       SLEEPY HOLLOW (446)
 THUD! 4269                    1   2  0     5       THEM (433)
 DRAKEN-KORIN 4279             0   1  0     5       MEN OF STEEL (131)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GAU'VID TANYAN 4293     0  2 0 INCONSISTENT FURY 20 ROKORI KLEE           553  NONE
MAGNUS 4271             3  4 0 MEN OF STEEL 131     MOE FROSTTOOTH 4287   551   
BREAKFAST 4299          0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 447   STEV STONEFIST        553  NONE
DINNER 4301             0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 447   ROKORI KLEE           553  NONE
LUNCH 4300              0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 447   LADRO KHAN            553  NONE
SNACK 4302              0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 447   ROKORI KLEE           553  NONE
BAM! 4210               4  5 0 THEM 433             TABAR THE KNIFE       553  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mmm, tasty. -- Nianian Frittata

     With a garlic cheese sauce, I think.

Rathnok Mulroot -- If you left in a box, you must have TAKEN awesome damage. --
Forlis Hooler

Linkin Logger -- You're ambitious.  I like that in a man.  Surely we can drink later.
Possibly even in the same location. -- Elise Goudge

     Yes, but at the same time?

Calis -- I thank you from the roots of my not-good-with-a-pen fingers. -- Dobie Frome
P.S.  But there was no need for you to STEAL the initiative, I was about to lose my
grip and drop it anyway.

Rirorni Spies?  Bah.  Fools. -- Leelayla Norin

     I wonder if the Shews use Rirorni Spice, a unique blend.

Tiki La'Bane -- I couldn't wait longer, I had things to do. -- Forlis Hooler

Whomp -- I whomped. -- Elise Goudge

Moe Frosttooth -- If you keep your mouth shut during the freezing weather, your tooth
won't get frosted. -- Chebob Erle

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BAM! was butchered by TABAR THE KNIFE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
GAU'VID TANYAN was narrowly killed by ROKORI KLEE in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
DINNER was assassinated by ROKORI KLEE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
LUNCH was butchered by LADRO KHAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
BREAKFAST was assassinated by STEV STONEFIST in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
SNACK was butchered by ROKORI KLEE in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
TIKI LA'BANE won victory over FORLIS HOOLER in a 5 minute Challenge fight.
POW! devastated ELISE GOUDGE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
WHOMP handily defeated CHEBOB ERLE in a 2 minute gruesome uneven Challenge melee.
CRUSH vanquished KULGAN in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
THUD! was overpowered by HEADLESS HORSEMAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CALIS overpowered LEELAYLA NORIN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
DOBIE FROME viciously subdued RIRORNI SPY in a 2 minute bloody conflict.
AGIS was subdued by TAM TAM KA'BLAM in a 1 minute match.
MOE FROSTTOOTH devastated RABID GOPHER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched bout.
LINKIN LOGGER vanquished RAOUL in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
DION STARFIRE vanquished TROCARAN DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
BLOODSWORD II devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SAGAN overpowered TROCARAN DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
NIANIAN FRITTATA overpowered DRAKEN-KORIN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  12 -  3      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        23 -  13 -  2      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  13 -  1      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -  12 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 553 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TIKI LA'BANE 4266          10   4  2  105 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
SLASHING ATTACK  LEELAYLA NORIN 4264        12   4  0   90 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
WALL OF STEEL    TAM TAM KA'BLAM 4262        9   8  1   72 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
BASHING ATTACK   DION STARFIRE 2399          4   2  0   34 STAR GUARDIANS (190)
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 DOBIE FROME 4255, CRUSH 
4270, CALIS 3426, MOE FROSTTOOTH 4287, WHOMP 4218, HEADLESS HORSEMAN 4276, SAGAN 
3542, GAU'VID TANYAN 4293, FORLIS HOOLER 4183, and POW! 4170.

The least popular fighter this week was DRAKEN-KORIN 4279.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RAOUL 3749, THUD! 4269, KULGAN 4268, ELISE GOUDGE 4254, LUNCH 
4300, DINNER 4301, DION STARFIRE 2399, AGIS 1499, LEELAYLA NORIN 4264, and CHEBOB 
ERLE 4234.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CALIS (56-3426) MEN OF STEEL (131)
FORLIS HOOLER (56-4183) MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

               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. 

                             AXIOM (11-3918) ERRATA (372) 
                     MACHETE MOUSE (82-4566) MAMMAL MILITIA (616) 
                 GONE TO GEORGIA (82-28596) STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657) 
                         ROOT (82-31537) 4 LETTER BEER (5196) 
                         SMOOTH (82-33235) TRANSITIONS (5487) 
                   YELLOW DEUCE COUPE (82-33317) COLOR TUNES (5502) 
                         ROOM 282 (82-33685) TEMPE -05 (5575) 
                    UGAMUGGAH (82-41228) STREET PIZZAD XXII (5040) 
                   TOUCHE' TURTLE (82-44789) KILLER KARTOONS (7535) 
                   MIDSIZE WHOOPER (82-47794) COOL NAMES 22 (8035) 
                  DAVID WAYBUR (84-5954) MEDAL OF HONOR F3 II (1124) 
                      RODEO CLOWN (84-11743) TOUGHER GUYS (2136) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes